However, the town and Standard Construction Company are negotiating for resumption of the work, town spokesperson Jennifer Harrison said.
The town issued the notice of termination Oct. 15 for what it described as several uncured contractor defaults, or a failure to perform any of its material obligations under an agreement. Harrison said negotiations are ongoing concerning the contractual obligations and the improvements, but she did not identify what the construction problems were.
The project is to make improvements on Recker Road that it will bring it to minor arterial road standards in keeping with the “Gateway Character Area” standards from the town’s general plan.
Those road standards include four lanes, a raised and landscaped median, landscaping, bike lanes, sidewalks and streetlights.
The total cost of the project is budgeted at $3.94 million, being paid for by town funds and bonds, the Maricopa Association of Governments, developer contributions and investment income, according to the town's capital improvement plan.
Standard Construction Company was the low bidder among six companies on the street work, at $2.63 million, when bids closed Feb. 12, 2020, according to town documents. Council approved the contracted amount March 24, 2020, on the consent agenda.