The apparent low bid of $1.939 million came in well below MnDOT’s estimate.
Critics said the “best value” selection process lacks objectivity and transparency.
A project that includes fixes to Duluth’s Blatnik Bridge, the second-longest bridge in the state, is scheduled to begin this summer, even as the Minnesota Department of Transportation strategizes about the bridge’s long-term future. St. Michael-based PCi Roads put in the apparent low bid of $1.939 million Friday for the upcoming project, which includes repairs ...
“I know projects take a long time, but, wow, this really took a long time,” the MnDOT commissioner said.
One of the busiest corridors in the city would be made more pedestrian, bicycle and transit friendly.
The proposed alignment will cost more than $46.8 million.
It's the first comprehensive bicycle plan update in more than 10 years
A replacement of the bridge may be cheaper and closer to construction than initially expected.
The timing of the project is critical because of endangered bats in area.
MnDOT says the estimated $20 million project will close the two-lane bridge for an entire season.
The high cost of carrying the work forced the Hudson, Wisconsin-based business to leave the $626 million project midway through its contract.
In the first six months of fiscal year 2015, MnDOT’s participation rate of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises on projects was 6.1 percent, well short of the current 10.3 percent goal.
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