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Contractor seeks $1.2 million contract with Marion County for Rainbow Lakes Estates road improvement project in Dunnellon

Marion County may soon enter into a four-month, $1.2 million contract with an Ocala-based company to improve a stretch of roadway at Rainbow Lakes Estates in Dunnellon.

Anderson Columbia Company, Inc. will look for approval of the contract during the Marion County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

The 120-day contract is for the reclamation and widening of a 4.2-mile stretch of existing roadway. The scope of the work includes widening the road from 18 feet to 20 feet and importing limerock to re-establish two percent roadway slope and widening, according to county records.

Miscellaneous improvements are also planned, including the regrading of high shoulders and swales, sodding of both shoulders and the roadside right-of-way, and thermoplastic striping.

The county received six bids for the project and Anderson Columbia Company was the lowest bidder at $1,212,847.90. A competing bid from a Lecanto-based company was within $2,000 of the lowest bid.

Under the contract, the final 30 days of work would accommodate the placement of thermoplastic striping only, and all other contract-related work would need to be completed within the first 90 days.

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium (601 SE 25th Avenue).