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Bids received on Burlington flood work

BURLINGTON – The next levee phase of the flood protection project in Burlington will cost $7.7 million based on bids accepted by the Souris River Joint Board.

The Minot City Council, which is providing sales tax dollars for the local cost share of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, will determine Monday whether to concur with the SRJB’s acceptance.

The SRJB seeks to award the construction contract to Bluestone Construction for $6.59 million. Barr Engineering would receive $1 million under a contract amendment, and external review team HDR would receive $97,530. The $7.7 million cost is below the engineer’s estimate of $8.3 million.

The latest construction phase involves levees on the north side of Colton Avenue. Replacement of the Colton Avenue bridge, completed last May, was the first phase of flood protection construction in Burlington. Construction of levees on the south end of the community began in 2020 and will be completed later this year. A final phase of the Burlington project remains in the property acquisition stage.

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