The city of Terrytown is planning to talk to their funding resources and the contractors after bids for new mains and meters on the city’s planned water project came in $700,000 more than the engineer’s estimate.
City Engineer Jeff Wolfe says they will talk to the state and USDA Rural Development about funding options and also discuss with the contractors some “value engineering” ideas to find a way to save some money on their initial bids.
Paul Reed Construction submitted the only bid on putting in new mains, especially in the Bellevue addition. Hennings Construction of Gering submitted the bid on putting in the meters.
Wolfe says even with inflation taken into account concerning an engineer’s estimate that was two years old, the bids were so much more than expected the final phase of the project, the water tower renovation, could not be done.