Ghilotti Bros. Inc. will proceed with the county's 2010 "bicycle facility project." The firm was awarded a $238,888 contract Tuesday to move ahead with signs, pavement markings and striping at locations across Marin, with asphalt and concrete widening in some Novato areas.

Ernest Klock, county principal engineer, noted Ghilotti Bros. was low bidder among five firms vying for the job, with a high bid of $382,000 submitted by CF Contracting of Fairfax.

Bike lane asphalt widening, striping and signing in along Atherton Avenue in Novato will include a stretch from Highway 37 to 730 feet east of Olive Drive, and from Armstrong Road and Binford Road to Bugeia Lane.

Signing and striping for bike lanes will proceed at:
- Donahue Street: Highway 101 offramp for 0.2 miles.
- Lucas Valley Road: Los Gamos Road to Las Gallinas Road.
- Kent Avenue: Poplar Avenue to the county limits.
- Novato Boulevard: Point Reyes-Petaluma Road to the city limits.
- Seminary Drive: Ricardo Road to Gilbert Drive.

County supervisors routinely approved the contract, as well as a $23,888 contingency fund to pay for any extras.
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