Middlesex County News

Nearly $900K Bid Received for Construction of New New Brunswick Park

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Drawing for a new city planned for Welton Street near Drift Street with landscaping, play areas shown in blue and on the right side of the site, and tables and chairs. Credits: City of New Brunswick
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Only one company submitted a bid to build a new city park on land where three abandoned houses once stood.

A-Tech Concrete of Edison submitted a bid of $897,316.25 to construct a park on Welton Street, near Drift Street.

This was the only bid that city Purchasing Department received before the deadline this morning.

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New Brunswick demolished three abandoned home on the tract to provide space for the park. Plans call for playground fixtures, tables, seating, lighting and a area for a garden and rain garden.

The new park would be near the Puerto Rican Action Board on Drift Street and about a block from the Roosevelt Elementary School on Livingston Avenue.

Officials from the Purchasing Department said a decision on the bid will be made within 60 days.

City officials have said the park could open for the summer of 2019.

Plans for the park were developed after officials sought input from city residents at two public meetings late last year.

Last month the city council voted to seek bids for the park construction. At that same meeting, the council the also approved plans for nearly $340,000 worth of improvements at four other parks.

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