Linear Park bid approved

The Mount Holly City Council approved March 28 the hiring of Bell Construction to build the Linear Park that will connect from downtown to the Mount Holly Municipal Complex on East Central Avenue and the future Catawba River Greenway.

Bell Construction had the lowest bid to build at $557,446.61 for the project that will run from Central Avenue to Lee Street at N.C. 27.

Construction crews will remove existing pavement and rebuild the street.

Senior planner Greg Beal said Bell would be able get an early start on insurance requirements with CSX railroad, where a majority of the project’s right-of-way is located. Construction could start as early as June.

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