Perram Electric is seen performing traffic signal upgrade work near the intersection of SOM Center Road and Portz Parkway in City of Solon. David Powell is the project engineer for Perram Electric. Perram Electric’s bid was nearly $700,000 lower than the closest competitor, Miller Cable. Bids were also received from Rauhorn Electric, Zenith Systems, Terrace Construction and Thompson Electric for this project.
Solon Councilman Bill Mooney had asked about Maintaining Traffic during a City meeting. He wanted to understand why Perram Electric’s bid amount was so much lower than the other bidders. City’s Traffic Engineer, John Busch said his staff noted that item as well. After meeting with Perram Electric, it was found that Perram Electric was comfortable with the $15,000.00 bid amount and it was agreed there would not be any change orders for maintenance of traffic.
In total, the project will cost nearly $7.2 million, however, because of federal grants and other funding sources, the city will be responsible for $1.2 million. City of Solon plans to replace or upgrade of 46 traffic, including 13 along the city’s arterial street, SOM Center Road. The anticipated construction cost is about $5.6 million, with the rest of the budgeted money set aside for change orders and cost overruns.