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County Board awards bids for road work

Lower costs for fuel and hot mix resulted in lower-than-expected bids on McLeod County highway projects.
The County Board, at its March 22 meeting, approved bids for two of its major projects slated for this summer.
William Mueller & Sons of Hamburg was the low bidder on both of the projects.
One project is the bituminous reclamation and paving of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 4, more commonly known as Melody and Major avenues, between CSAH 3, or 110th Street, and State Highway 7.
Mueller & Sons submitted a bid of just over $1.61 million for the project, the lowest of four received. County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst said the bid was 22 percent below the engineer’s estimated cost for the project.
Mueller & Sons also was the low bidder on the rehabilitation and paving of County Road 55 (155th Street) between CSAH 2 and Falcon Avenue. That project is combined with the rehabilitation of CSAH 11, also 155th Street, between Highway 22 and CSAH 2.
The total cost of that will be $1.947 million, which Brunkhorst said is 30 percent under the engineer’s estimate.
The County Board also approved a bid of $18,500 from Luedtke Contracting of Hutchinson for driveway culvert installation on the 155th Street project.

For more from the March 22 meeting, see the March 30 print edition of The Chronicle.