The Ardmore City Commission approved a bid totalling $3,422,341.50 Monday evening for Phase 1 of the Ardmore East Main Streetscape project.

Two bids were received on Thursday, Oct. 12, with the lowest bidder being Wynn Construction Company, Inc. of Oklahoma City, with a base bid and two alternates to the project amounting to the $3,422,341.50. 

A third alternate is associated with the project, said Assistant City Manager Kevin Boatright, but Wynn Construction Company placed no bid on the third alternate. Boatright said there will be a separate bid, which will eventually be brought before the City Commission at a later date.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will also be involved with the project, Boatright said. Its portion will also require a later presentation to city commission.

“This also does not include the portion under our agreement with ODOT,” Boatright said. “That is to come later as well.”

Boatright said in September, during an Ardmore Main Street Authority meeting, that the project will be broken into portions spanning through an estimated nine months, likely beginning around January.

$4 million was budgeted for the streetscape project in the fiscal year of 2017-2018 budget. The funds are budgeted through a loan with BancFirst.

“Seems like this has been a long time coming,” said Mayor Martin Dyer when the bid was approved. “We’re glad to see this go through.”