An engineering estimate will be provided for each project and will include the following elements: design, construction, inspection, right-of-way, utility coordination, environmental considerations, and project management. Also included are all election costs, administration and overhead expenses. It is important to keep in mind that the initial estimate is conservative in order to account for unexpected price fluctuations and “worst-case scenarios.” The cost to the property owner will be based on the actual final cost.
If the project is approved, a detailed design is prepared and the new road is constructed. This new road will include a paved roadway, curbs or dikes where necessary, and asphalt driveway aprons to tie-in to existing driveways. Also included are any drainage improvements that might be needed, environmental considerations and mitigations if necessary, and utility rearrangements if required.