May 15, 2021

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Transportation panel rejects bids on two S.D. tasks

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PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota Transportation Fee acknowledged reduced bids on six construction tasks Thursday but would like to go again to the drawing board on two other people.

Contractors’ bids appeared as well significant on both for the condition Section of Transportation workers to acknowledge.

Two bids have been obtained for a shared-use route in Sturgis together Otter Highway, from Raccoon Road to Vanocker Canyon Street, and alongside Vanocker Canyon Road, from Otter Rd to Pineview Drive.

The lowest was $914,446.44. That was continue to about 34% over the official estimate. SDDOT formal Sam Weisgram requested the fee to reject.

“We really do not truly feel we can justify these price ranges at this time,” Weisgram said. Sturgis officials concur with the department’s place, he extra.

A extra difficult scenario was a task rehabilitating slopes together 34 structures in Brule, Davison, McCook, Minnehaha and Lincoln counties.

A-G-E Corporation of Fort Pierre was the only bidder. Its give of $1,661,361 was 105% previously mentioned the formal $808,756.40 estimate.

A-G-E’s Andy Johnson instructed the commission the estimate wasn’t sensible for the existing sector or the tricky get the job done conditions at several sites.

“This task is labor intensive,” he reported.

A-G-E’s bid was properly underneath what the heading level is for new structure, in accordance to Johnson.

Mentioned Mike Behm, the department’s director of organizing and engineering, “This is just one of the first we’ve let (sought bids) for rehab.”

Commissioner Mike Vehle of Mitchell thanked Johnson for coming in to describe A-G-E’s bid. “It gives us a excellent idea of what the imagined method is,” Vehle reported.

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