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Apparent low bid of $43.45 Million for first phase of Souris Basin flood protection

Minot, N.D. – A bid opening today, re-bidding the first phase of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, shows an apparent low bid of $43.45 million from Park Construction Company out of Minneapolis, approximately $15 million below the engineer’s estimate. The results are unofficial at this time, as the Souris River Joint Board, City of Minot, and the engineering firm of Houston Engineering need to review the bids to ensure accuracy and look for any irregularities. A construction bid recommendation will go to the Minot City Council and the Souris River Joint Water Resource Board for review and local approval in late 2017 or early 2018 after the appropriate federal permits and appr

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers posts feasibility study and environmental assessment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, posted a copy of its draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment, or EA, on the web for the proposed Souris Basin, North Dakota, Flood Risk Management project. The purpose of the feasibility study is to assess the interconnected system of reservoirs, levees and channels within this basin and recommend modifications to existing infrastructure and potential new measures to reduce the risk of flooding. The Corps is working in partnership with the Souris River Joint Water Resources Board, or SRJB, to complete the study. The Corps’ feasibility study is the first step toward a federal flood risk reduction project, and its purpose is to

Low bids received for Mouse River Plan Phases 2 & 3

Minot, N.D. – The Souris River Joint Board (SRJB) opened bids today for the construction of Phases MI-2 and MI-3 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. This phase of the project spans from the US Highway 83 Bypass to 3rd Avenue Southwest on the north bank of the Mouse River. It consists of approximately 9,000 linear feet of earthen levees, a roadway closure structure at 16th Street Southwest across the river from the water treatment plant, and a large stormwater pump station located near Perkett Elementary School. The engineer’s estimate of the construction cost was $41.6 million. Bids for the project were received from nine construction contractors for various aspects of the

Souris River Joint Board to re-bid first phase of flood protection in November

As a result of legal concerns, the Souris River Joint Board (SRJB) will re-bid the first phase of flood protection under the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. On Oct. 25, the Joint Board received a low general bid and a low combined bid from different contractors. The Joint Board did not receive a mechanical bid. Because state law does not allow the low combined bidder to obtain the contract unless the low combined bid is less than the sum of the total separate bids, there was no definitive bidder. As a result, the Fourth Avenue Floodwall phase of flood protection will be re-bid in November and another round of bids are scheduled to be opened on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at

Apparent low bid of $46 million, first phase of Souris Basin flood protection

A bid opening today on the first phase of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan shows an apparent low bid of $46 million, approximately $13 million below the engineer’s estimate. The results are unofficial at this time, as the Souris River Joint Board, City of Minot, and the engineering firm of Houston Engineering need to review the bids to ensure accuracy and look for any irregularities. A construction bid recommendation will go to the Minot City Council and the Souris River Joint Water Resource Board for review and possible approval. The Phase 1 - Fourth Avenue Floodwall Project includes levees, floodwalls, a major pump station, and a pedestrian opening to the river. It spans from

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