Addition to Phase I work will save the city money; council closes portion of W. 16th near runway
BROOKINGS An unexpectedly low bid on Phase I of the Brookings Airport runway expansion and relocation means the city can get a head start on additional airport work and at a lower cost than anticipated.
City Manager Jeff Weldon reminded councilors Tuesday that the September 2012 bid for the first phase of the runway realignment came in at $4.7 million, some 32 percent below engineering estimates of $7 million.
Because of that, Weldon told the council, we were able to receive a grant from the federal government that anticipated the full amount ($7 million).
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