Hogansville finalizes contractor for Bass Cross Road waterline project

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2022

HOGANSVILLE – The Hogansville City Council finalized its bid acceptance for the Bass Cross Road waterline project Tuesday night.

After receiving additional information on the project itself, the council accepted Smith Pipeline, Inc. of Palmetto with a bid in the amount of $2.1 million to construct a backbone waterline at Bass Cross Road to aid in alleviating water pressure issues in the city of Hogansville.

The project in total will cost approximately $6.6 million and will be funded through a combination of Georgia Environmental Finance Authority [GEFA] grants and loans and CARES Act funding.

According to city documents, the backbone water line will stretch from Hwy 29 at Bass Cross Road through the entire length of the road to East Main St. near the existing water tower known as the interstate tank. The entirety of the project is expected to take 335 days to complete. Construction, based on the contract between the city and Smith Pipeline, could begin within the next 60 days.

“[The start date] really depends on the contractor’s workload right now,” Interim Hogansville City Manager Lisa Kelly said Tuesday. Kelly previously said the price for Smith Pipeline’s work is locked in, sparing the city from any additional expenses from rising supply costs.

This phase of the project does not include the ground storage tank that is still under design and will be strategically placed on Bass Cross Rd., nor does it include an additional elevated tank or replacements lines within the City.

Additional bidders included Crawford Grading and Pipeline, Inc. of Luthersville in the amount of $2.5 million and RDJE, Inc. of
Newnan in the amount of $3.25 million.