In June 2020, through a competitive bid process the county received six proposals for the construction of the sidewalks. Coastal Concrete Products LLC d/b/a Coastal Site Development (Coastal Concrete) was the second lowest bidder and provided certification as a “Section 3 Business”. Coastal Concrete agreed to match the lowest bidder (Andrew Sitework, LLC) in the amount of $821,756.00, as permissible per the Affidavit for Certification for Claiming Status on a Section 3 Business, as award shall be made to the Section 3 Business. Total project is estimated at $990,126.
Construction required the installation of stormwater boxes, pipe , concrete sidewalks and sod on the east side of S. 5th Street from Carver Street north to Delaware Avenue and along Carver Street from the west end of Carver Street moving east to First Street on the north and south sides of Carver Street.
This project is part of a sidewalk implementation program in Immokalee, which will provide many benefits including safety, mobility, and healthier communities. The sidewalks will make the community more attractive to potential businesses to come to the community, thus will increase job opportunities. Construction is expected to be completed in April 2021.