MOUNT VERNON — Four out of five bids for a river bank stabilization project came in lower than estimated, which could spell savings for the county.
At a bid opening Thursday in the Knox County Commissioner’s Office for the Howard well field Kokosing River bank stabilization project, bids from five companies came in between a low bid of $179,031 and $276,370.42, the highest bid. The estimate for the project is $259,000, Jeff Pickrell, county water/wastewater superintendent, said.
That’s good news for the county, Knox County Commissioner Teresa Bemiller said. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has provided $150,000 in funds for the project, but the rest has to be paid for with county dollars.
The low bidder was Haynes Construction. The other bids were $257,426.75, from Environmental Remediation Construction, $276,370.42, from Massana Construction, $253,810.57, from Tru Cut Landscaping, LLC., and $229,878.75, G & G Enterprises CES, LLC.