Bridge replacement work awarded

Posted July 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Plymouth County supervisors voted unanimously to approve a bid submitted by Graves Construction of Spencer for work on a bridge replacement at 110th Street, Section 11 of Fredonia Township. The old bridge was damaged north of Remsen on Memorial Day, 2013.

The winning bid of three submitted was for $412,471.80, revealed at a bid letting at the supervisors’ June 24 meeting.

County Secondary Road Engineer Tom Rohe explained that Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay 80 percent of $390,000.

In other business, supervisors:

Discussed the plans to slurry level to fix joints of roads totaling 60 miles this year.

“We did not slurry level last year so we’re doubling up this year. If we do 25 miles a year that will help maintain the roads,” said Rohe.

In Westfield, Aspen Avenue is scheduled to get work done; also east of Westfield on C-38 to K-42. Work will be done by Fort Dodge Asphalt.

In committee reports:

Supervisor Jack Guenthner said that the mental health redesign effort continues, “but it is a work in progress because of the state Department of Human Services.”

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