The Weatherford City Commission rejected bids for sanitary sewer line improvements for Lyle Road.
This occurred after questions were raised by Matthew A. Coe of Myers Engineering.
“I think we should reject these bids,” Coe said. Coe further explained the company with the lowest
Coe further explained the company with the lowest bid from Horseshoe Construction, Inc., of La Porte, Texas, also had a project in Norman. After speaking with the City of Norman, Coe said there were issues he said he felt were problematic.
Mayor Mike Brown agreed with Coe’s assessment.
“I did some checking and I felt we should reject those bids,” Mayor Brown said.
Ward 2 Commissioner Jimmy Ingram said “I’m glad you did this, I had a lot of questions about that La Porte company.”
By rejecting the bids, the city will need to rebid the project.
Ward 1 Commissioner Rick Miller asked if these bids were close to what Myers Engineering projected, with Coe answering “They were pretty close.”
This bid continues the process of the city’s project to widen Lyle Road from Main/Davis through Rader Park.
The widening project is being funded by a half-cent sales tax, which was passed by voters in 2018.
Horseshoe’s bid of $998,345, was the lowest of four received. Other bids were: Matthews Trenching of Oklahoma City for $1,095,849; PM Construction & Rehab of Pasadena, Texas, for $1,406,544.50; and Young Contacting of Oklahoma City for $1,267,560.