Mn/DOT Announces Low Bidders For First 11 ARRA Projects

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) announced low bidders for the first 11 road and bridge projects paid for by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel says the projects will put 1,000 people to work.

Contracts will be awarded within 30 days. The projects are worth a combined $40 million.

Another 102 projects in greater Minnesota are in line for funding, and a list of projects in the Twin Cities area is coming later this month.

2009 Greater Minnesota ARRA Projects Let March 13, 2009:

1. Location: Hwy 10 – West of Motley
Description: Mill and overlay and road weather station installation
Construction start estimate: May 2009
Apparent low bid: $6,834,760.70
Contractor: Knife River Corporation
State Project # 7702-44

2. Location: Hwy 23 – Near New London
Description: Mill and overlay
Construction start estimate: September 2009
Apparent low bid: $1,123,474.16
Contractor: Knife River Corporation
State Project # 3408-13

3. Location: Hwy 75 – Ortonville to Graceville
Description: Mill and overlay
Construction start estimate: May 2009
Apparent low bid: $5,113,399.31
Contractor: Central Specialties Inc.
State Project # 0608-35

4. Location: I-90 – Hwy 74 to Hwy 43 in Winona County
Description: Bituminous overlay
Construction start estimate: May 2009
Apparent low bid: $4,484,583.93
Contractor: Dunn Blacktop Co.
State Project # 8580-154

5. Location: I-90 – CSAH 1 to Hwy 63 west of Stewartville
Description: Mill and overlay eastbound only
Construction start estimate: May 2009
Apparent low bid: $2,096,319.36
Contractor: Ulland Brothers Inc.
State Project # 5080-152

6. Location: I-90 Alden to Albert Lea
Description: Concrete overlay eastbound and bituminous overlay westbound
Construction start estimate: May 2009
Apparent low bid: $15,997,537.76
Contractor: Ulland Brothers Inc.
State Project #2481-50

7. Location: Hwy 93 – LeSueur
Description: Concrete replacement under railroad bridge and mill and overlay to Hwy 169
Construction start estimate: July 2009
Apparent low bid: $434,704.20
Contractor: Chard Tiling & Excavating Inc.
State Project #7213-11

8. Location: I-94 – East of Sauk Centre
Description: Install cable median guardrail
Construction start estimate: May 2009
Apparent low bid: $1,449,837.82
Contractor: H & R Construction Co.
State Project #7380-226

9. Location: Region-wide District 1
Description: Sign replacement
Construction start estimate: May 2009
Apparent low bid: $45,447.00
Contractor: Mo Diggin Inc.
State project #8821-186

10. Location: Region-wide District 6
Description: Guardrail replacement
Construction start estimate: May 2009
Apparent low bid: $1,685,285.76
Contractor: Mattison Contractors Inc.
State project #8826-68

11. Location: Region-wide District 7
Description: Install guardrail and end treatments
Construction start estimate: May 2009
Apparent low bid: $481,006.50
Contractor: Highway Technologies Inc.
State project #8827-88

TOTAL: $39,746,356.50

Greg Sitek

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