WYSOX TOWNSHIP - The Wysox Township supervisors on Tuesday awarded $487,251 in bids for road improvement projects on various streets in the township.

The township will use revenue from the gas impact fee and liquid fuel dollars from the state to pay for the improvements, Supervisor Jon Kulick said.

The supervisors voted to accept the low bids for the work, pending a review of the bids.

The supervisors had divided the projects into three separate categories: the installation of guide rail, blacktopping sections of roads, and seal coating sections of roads.

Contractors were invited to submit up to three separate bids, one for each of the categories.

The bids were opened at the supervisors' meeting on Tuesday.

Green Acres Contracting submitted the low bid of $37,539 for the installation of guide rail on parts of Fall Run Road, Red Rock Road and Hillside Drive.

Eastern Industries submitted the low bid of $206,232.59 to blacktop sections of Lundy Drive, East Avenue, Hillside Drive, Vine Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Vestal Asphalt submitted the low bid of $243,479.70 to do seal coating on parts of Emory, Allen, Glen, Claverack, and Old Sawmill roads.

There were three bids submitted for the guide rail work, three for the blacktopping work, and two for the seal coating work.

The guide rails are needed for the safety of school buses, Supervisor Gary Foster said. A total of 2,590 linear feet of guide rail is being installed.

The estimated cost of all of the projects had totaled up to $600,000, Foster said.

Foster said the township plans to do a similar size road project next year, too.

James Loewenstein can be reached at (570) 265-1633; or email: jloewenstein@thedailyreview.com.