Delight pathway contract awarded

There is no start date yet, but a long-desired project in west Keizer is one step closer to fruition. 

vGelco Construction was the winning bidder on the project with a low bid of $149,580. 

Eight contractors placed bids on the project, the highest bid was $239,822. An engineer’s estimate for the project was $170,000.

The pathway will extend from the the north end of the Cummings Elementary School property to Chemawa Road North. The project includes white fog lines on both sides of Delight Street to delineate the vehicle lanes from the pathway. 

Delight is a heavily used street by cars, pedestrians and riders of all sorts to access Cummings and McNary High School. A sidewalk in front of the Cummings school property will be installed by the Salem-Keizer School District when it embarks on other upgrades at the school. 

The project will be funded through the city’s street fund.