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Greer gets 2 streetscape project bids

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Two general contractors submitted proposals for the Greer Station streetscape project, and less than 1% separated the two bids. The low bid was submitted by Sossamon Construction Co. of Gaffney at $10,868,886, while Dillard Excavating of Pelzer submitted a bid of $10,968,315, according to an email from the city of Greer.

Sossamon Construction submitted the lone bid of $11.75 million on Nov. 8. The Greenville Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee and the city of Greer decided to rebid the project.

After a 15-day protest period, Sossamon Construction may be awarded the contract, the email said.

"We expect to execute a contract prior to the end of the year with mobilization to begin the second or third week of January,” Ed Driggers, Greer city administrator, said in the email. "We will plan a groundbreaking program to coincide with the mobilization."

Driggers said the project remains on schedule for completion by June 30, 2020.

The streetscape project includes work on all roads in the central business district. The centerpiece is transforming Trade Street through a shared street design — milling it down to one inch below the curb line, installing pavers, repairing all broken curbing and gutters, ensuring ADA accessibility and installing all new landscaping and lighting.

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