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Bids on County Jail project come in $120,000 lower than before

Posted: Mon, Mar 11, 2019 3:21 PM

Bids on a Winneshiek County Jail security upgrade have come in at just a little over $577,000.

That's $116,857 less than the bids which were opened on the project in December, but still $277,000 more than originally predicted by the engineering consulting firm.

This time the project was split into two contracts, one for the general remodeling and a second for the cameras and other electrical work.  David Finholt Construction of Decorah was the apparent low bidder on general contracting with their bid of $142,688.  See Electric of Decorah submitted a bid for electrical work totaling $434,653.

The project will now be split over two county budgets.  County supervisors next Monday will discuss the exact financing for the project.