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Bridgeport Plans Exciting New Pickleball Courts and Upgrades

Bridgeport Plans Exciting New Pickleball Courts: In the upcoming meeting, the Bridgeport City Council will discuss the construction of new pickleball courts and improvements to a key intersection.

On Monday, council members will review contracts for constructing pickleball courts at Deegan and Hinkle Lakes. Musco Lighting is considering the lighting contract, while Petrucci Brothers LLC of Farmington is considering the construction contract.

“I’m sure they’ll be done this fall. I don’t see why it would take much longer,” stated Bridgeport Mayor Andy Lang.

The project includes multiple pickleball courts and a parking lot, according to Lang. The value of the contract with Musco Lighting is $135,000, which includes an additional 10% contingency. City Manager Mark Rogers confirmed the contract with Petrucci Brothers, setting it at $340,225, plus a 10% contingency.

“If something beyond the original scope is required, we have that contingency, so we don’t need to find additional funds. It’s already allocated,” Rogers explained.

“The Bridge is a significant part of our recreational offerings in Bridgeport, but we must continue investing in our other parks,” Rogers added. We’re investing in existing parks to keep them free and open to the public, addressing the underutilized land at Deegan and Hinkle Lakes.

Despite discussions about preliminary work on a master plan for the downtown Bridgeport pool and adjacent park, there are no confirmed plans for further park renovations following the completion of Deegan and Hinkle Lakes.

“There’s been some talk, but I can’t say for sure if that will be our next major project,” Mayor Lang noted.

The council will also consider a contract with Parrotta Paving Company for the Worthington Wall replacement and intersection improvements. This contract, worth $297,951.50, entails work on the property retaining wall of the old Benedum house near Simpson Elementary School and the Bridgeport United Methodist Church at Worthington Drive and Philadelphia Avenue.

“The wall is deteriorating, so we’re taking action to fix it. We’ll also be improving sidewalks and the street grade to enhance safety for pedestrians and drivers,” Mayor Lang said.

Additionally, the council will consider reappointing Frank Sutton to the Bridgeport Development Authority for three years and Sidney Mai to the Bridgeport Library Board for five years.

News in Brief: Bridgeport Plans Exciting New Pickleball Courts

In the upcoming Bridgeport City Council meeting, members will discuss contracts for new pickleball courts at Deegan and Hinkle Lakes, with Musco Lighting handling the $135,000 lighting contract and Petrucci Brothers LLC managing the $340,225 construction contract. Both contracts include a 10% contingency. The council will also consider a $297,951.50 contract with Parrotta Paving Company for the Worthington Wall replacement and intersection improvements near Simpson Elementary School. Additionally, the council will vote on reappointing Frank Sutton to the Bridgeport Development Authority for three years and Sidney Mai to the Bridgeport Library Board for five years.

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