County Sups all in for new maintenance facility

Sigourney, Iowa- By the end of 2019, the Keokuk County Secondary Roads Department hopes to have a new county maintenance facility, courtesy of the Keokuk County Supervisors. At a meeting held on December 26, the Supervisors green lighted the new facility, after a competitive bid process held in December. County Engineer Andy McGuire went over the bids received for the project, opened on December 17. A total of seven bids were received for the project, something that McGuire found to be encouraging.

 

“To receive seven bids on a project of this nature speaks to how competitive this thing really was and I’m really, really excited about that level of competition,” McGuire said.

 

The apparent low bid was from SG Construction, of Burlington. The base bid for the core maintenance facility was $2,664,005. An additional alternative for completed office space for engineering staff was $149,796, bringing the total bid to $2,813,801. McGuire said that based on his research, he did not see any concerns with SG Construction.

 

For the rest of this story, check out the January 16th issue of the Keota Eagle.