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More sewer work slated for southern FD

Work to cost about $2.4 million

Some new sanitary sewers and storm sewers will be installed on the southeast side of Fort Dodge this year.

The City Council on Monday hired Crow River Construction, of New London, Minnesota, to do the work at a cost of $2,438,211.

A new sanitary sewer will be installed under 13th Avenue South between 26th and 29th streets. A new storm sewer will be placed beneath 26th Street between 13th and 15th avenues south.

Chad Schaeffer, the city’s chief development officer, said the work will begin in April.

Rasch Construction Inc., of Fort Dodge, submitted the only other bid of $2,609,056. Both bids were below the engineer’s estimate of $2.7 million.

The council voted unanimously to award the contract.

Councilman Kim Alstott said that several years ago an analysis of the sanitary sewer system identified $80 million worth of needed improvements.

Every year since then, the city has done some sewer work. As a result, Alstott said there is now $30 million out of the original $80 million worth of improvements remaining to be completed.

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