City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Duluth/TH 13 Intersection Improvement Delayed Until Spring

The bid opening for the Duluth/TH13 project was held last week.  The City received two bids.  The low bid was approximately $700,000 over the engineer’s estimate for the project.  This represents a 40% increase to the construction cost and is a result of the current state of construction in the Twin Cities.  The contractors all have so much work that they are not interested in taking on new projects in 2018.

 The City cannot be fiscally responsible and absorb this additional cost.  The City is therefore going to reject the bids and re-advertise in early 2019 for construction in the spring.  The City is working with MnDOT and Scott County to review the construction staging for this project in relation to the work that will be occurring in 2019 on TH13 as well as County Road 21.  The intent will be to get the Duluth/TH13 project completed prior to the closure of TH13 in this area. If you have any immediate questions, please contact us at ProjectinfoPL@wsbeng.com or 952-737-4683.

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