$879K bid awarded for Pathfinder improvements

June 4, 2024

The Bartlesville City Council awarded an $879,220 bid to KSL Dirtworks LLC for improvements to various portions of Pathfinder Parkway, a series of paved trails that wind through city neighborhoods and connect the city’s major parks.

The Pathfinder improvement project is a priority project approved by voters in the 2018 and 2020 General Obligation Bond Elections.

The project consists of trail reconstruction at the following locations:

  • Near Silver Lake Road and Polaris Drive
  • Robinwood Park, through the bird sanctuary
  • Washed-out area (aka the frog pond) southeast of Shawnee Avenue behind Bartlesville High School
  • Near Adams Boulevard and Quapaw Avenue
  • Between Johnstone Park and Tuxedo Bridge at Caney River
  • Path around Douglass Park, located at 509 S.W. Bucy Ave.

This project has multiple funding sources, originally budgeted for $778,564.

“The 2019A GO Bond issuance provided $326,564 in funding for the project,” said Director of Engineering Micah Siemers. “A total of $45,000 was originally budgeted for the Douglass Park portion of the project in the 2021A GO Bond issuance, and $100,000 of Capital Reserve funds and $307,000 of sales tax funds were also allocated to the project.”

The project was designed by City staff, leaving the entire $778,564 for the construction portion of the project.

“The lowest compliant bid by KSL Dirtworks of $879,220 exceeded the original budget by $100,656.91,” Siemers said. “However, unallocated sales tax revenues were available to cover the remaining portion of the bid.”

Construction on the project is anticipated to begin in August or September and should be complete within 150 working days.