The lowest bid for work this summer on the Ward Road bridge came in at roughly the engineer’s estimate at $1.41 million.
Robert R. Schroeder Construction Inc. of Glenwood, Minn., was the low bid, asking slightly less than the estimated cost of $1.44 million. The next four bids ranged from $1.82 million to $1.9 million.
“The bid came in right where we needed it to,” said Marty Skroch, assistant to the Moody County Commission. “Any overages on that grant is paid for by the county.”
The bridge failed in 2016 and has been closed to through traffic. Because the state is paying for a majority for the bridge project costs, the plan had to go through the state for approval and was delayed several times.
The project completion is estimated for Nov. 9.
In addition, the state will put out bid requests for another Moody County bridge two miles east and 2.2 miles north of Flandreau on 483rd Avenue over Mud Creek. The bridge is a box culvert design.
In other county commission business at the April 3 meeting,