The existing Farmington Fire Department Station No. 1 on Auburn Avenue is shown on Monday in Farmington.
The existing Farmington Fire Department Station No. 1 on Auburn Avenue is shown on Monday in Farmington. (Megan Farmer — The Daily Times)

FARMINGTON — Farmington City Council on Tuesday night will decide whether to approve a bid of more than a half-million dollars for a local construction company to build sidewalks on Pinon Hills Boulevard and nearby streets, one of the city's several projects that are underway.

Building the sidewalks will cost more than $520,000 if the council approves the bid from Farmington-based TRC Construction, Inc. A Federal Highway Administration grant would fund 75 percent of the project's cost.

City council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in its chambers at 800 Municipal Drive.

City Engineer Nica Westerling said crews would build three sections of five-foot-wide sidewalks.

One section would run on the east side of Butler Avenue from the substation to Pinon Hills Boulevard, east along the south side of that arterial to College Boulevard and down that street, where it would connect with the sidewalk on Windsor Drive, she said.

Another section stretches from the intersection of English Drive east down Pinon Hills Boulevard to the sidewalks built during the construction of Lowes, she said.

The third section would complete the sidewalk paths on both sides of Farmington Avenue between 20th and 30th streets.

The project is one of several the city is planning. City officials also have bids out for the demolition of Fire Station No. 1 and the construction of a new fire station and headquarters at the same site. Assistant City Manager Bob Campbell said.

Demolishing the old building is estimated to cost $60,000, and building the new fire station and headquarters is estimated to cost nearly $3 million, according to city documents.

"That's been that way since probably the 1960s, and we've just outgrown that facility," he said.

Dan Schwartz covers government for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4606 and dschwartz@daily-times.com. Follow him @Dan_J_Schwartz on Twitter.


The existing Farmington Fire Department Station No. 1 is shown on Auburn Avenue on Monday in Farmington.
The existing Farmington Fire Department Station No. 1 is shown on Auburn Avenue on Monday in Farmington. (Megan Farmer — The Daily Times)