The City of Moscow has received two bids on the Third Street Bridge Project. The project’s design engineers Keller Associates, had given the city an Engineer’s Estimate of $598,906, plus a 15% construction contingency of almost $90,000. The low bid of $920,957 was submitted by Clearwater Construction and Management Company, of Spokane. The second lowest bid was from NNAC Construction of Coeur d’ Alene, for between $976,000 and $977, 0000 dollars, depending on the schedule.
Moscow Public Works Director Les MacDonald will be presenting the bids at the Moscow City Council Meeting on July 16th. MacDonald is expected to recommend that the City Council reject all bids and discussing options with the Council.
Mayor Bill Lambert said, “In the current economic climate, we have seen the costs of construction skyrocket. Despite our disappointment with these high bids, the Third Street Bridge Project and the multi-modal improvements to the Third Street transportation corridor are still a high priority and a goal of the City Council. It is my hope that re-bidding outside of the current construction season will allow us to obtain favorable bids.”