Consideration and Approval of Western Material & Design LLC Invoice
The special spreader unit required for placing the Lithified Technology product will cost $6,910.00 to bring it in for this project. This is part of the reason that they don't like to do less than a mile of road. Certain costs are the same whether doing one mile, or five miles of road, so economy of scale fits here.
The estimated total cost to do a mile of Lithified Technology was said to be about $250,000 per mil, which may be true if the project was 5 miles long. However, staff is estimating $300,000 per mile because Archuleta County is isolated and hard to get to, so things usually cost more here, and we were only doing a single mile of road.
With all the estimates in, the cost to do this one mile of road paving work will be about $297,500, not including the engineering cost of $42,000 which we chose to use for this particular test project because of it's location and many adjacent features. Also not included will be the cost of the County Road & Bridge personnel and equipment used to grade, water and compact the road.