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High bids stop Tekoa street job


May 30, 2019

City of Tekoa will delay a summer-long streets project after bids came in too high.

The work was for road reconstruction and new sidewalks on sections of Crosby Street and Park Street, to be paid for by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board.

In addition, while the road was to be done, Tekoa was set to replace water and sewer lines on one block of Crosby.

The city went out to bid in April for the road reconstruction and the three bids came back at least $300,000 higher than the engineer’s estimate, based on what Tekoa was funded by the state Transportation Improvement Boar...

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