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City of Breckenridge plans to hire company to help with street repairs, issues statement on U.S. 183 road work

City of Breckenridge plans to hire company to help with street repairs, issues statement on U.S. 183 road work
February 10
10:53 2023

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

The City of Breckenridge is currently accepting bids for a company to assist the city with street maintenance. The deadline for bids is Thursday, Feb. 23.

“We are working on an RFP (request for proposals) for general street maintenance that would be a compliment to our street department,” Breckenridge City Manager Cynthia Northrop said at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. “The idea is to have them on hand to do repair work, base failures, help with pothole repairs, drainage issues.”

The City’s street department is not currently fully staffed, having only two of five positions filled, she said.

“This will be good for them to come alongside and really kind of fill in some gaps and make some noticeable improvements in our roads over the next couple of years,” Northrop said.

More information on the RFP is available on the website

At the Feb. 7 meeting, Northrop also briefly addressed the situation with the road construction on U.S. Highway 183 North (North Breckenridge Avenue). Then, in a statement released Thursday afternoon, Feb. 9, the City stated that the original contractor had been declared by the Texas Department of Transportation to be in default of the contract.

“Since that contractor defaulted on the contract, the Bonding Company (Surety) has taken over the contract to perform the remaining work according to TxDOT’s specifications,” according to the statement. “A takeover agreement is being negotiated and is expected to be completed in the next couple of months. The Surety is working to have a completion contractor on-board and ready to start as soon as possible after the takeover agreement is executed.”

According to a TxDOT news release dated July 9, 2021, the project was scheduled to begin on July 19, 2021, and was “anticipated to be complete by Spring 2022, weather permitting.” However, after multiple delays, work on the project stopped in late 2021 or early 2022. See the original July 9, 2021, TxDOT news release below.

At this time, a new completion date has not been set. “Once the new contractor is onboard, a completion schedule will be required from the Surety to complete this project,” the City’s statement says.


Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge City Manager Cynthia Northrop, left, talks to the City Commission at their Feb. 7 meeting. Also pictured is Breckenridge City Secretary Jessica Sutter. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


Original TxDOT news release announcing the project in 2021:




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