Pontotoc County commissioners approved a $13,910 contract Monday between Rural Water District 7 and Myers Engineering Consulting Engineers Inc. to provide RWD7 officials with engineering services, cost estimates and plan drawings to relocate water mains in the district.
The firm will provide services as part of a utility relocation project intended to relocate water mains along DX Road near Country Club Road, adjacent to County Road 1510 near Ross Meadows Racetrack.
District 1 Commissioner Gary Starns said the relocation project is necessary to pave the way for a new bridge to be built on County Road 1510, the construction of which would damage the water mains in their current location.
Myers Engineering estimates the total cost of the project to the county at $84,967.98, part of which the county expects to be reimbursed through federal-aid highway funds.
Starns said the project is under the direction of RWD7 Manager, Buck Cooper. Cooper did not return calls seeking additional information by press time.
Principal engineer and president of Myers Engineering, William Myers, who signed the contract and costs estimates provided to the county, could not be reached by press time.