No bids received for Gibson Park Trail repair; staff recommends rebid in January

City staff is recommending that commissioners readvertise and rebid the Gibson Park Trail restoration in January since no bids were received by the Oct. 9 deadline.

The projects includes an asphalt overlay and updated Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps and crossings. The project, in conjunction with Montana Department of Transportation updates to the park entrance, would bring the resurface area of the trail system into full ADA compliance, according to the staff report.

Gibson Park restrooms close for remodel

The trail restoration project was identified in the 2016 Park and Recreation Master Plan. That plan identified about $12.6 million in deferred park maintenance needs citywide, including $2.9 million in needs specific to Gibson Park.

The trail restoration would be the second project in the park after the restroom remodel, which is currently underway.

With savings on park district projects, staff working to complete additional projects this year

The project would resurface a large portion of the asphalt trail loop along Park Drive and the basketball courts at the north end of the park. This section of the trail was identified as an immediate need since it is severely cracked and weathered and doesn’t meet ADA requirements.

Gibson Park pedestrian crossing, Cascade sidewalk improvements coming in August

The remainder of the trail is in fair condition, according to the Park and Recreation Department.

Park and Rec staff worked with the Public Works department to design, bid and manage the project.

The project includes about 2,600 lineal feet of asphalt mill and overlay; 3,300 square feet of asphalt removal and replacement; 225 lineal feet of curb and gutter removal and replacement; 360 square feet of 6-inch concrete sidewalk; 840 square feet of 4-inch concrete sidewalk; and landscaping.