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Road, trail contracts awarded by FD council

Parts of two Fort Dodge streets will be rebuilt this year.

The City Council on Monday awarded contracts for that work, plus two other infrastructure jobs.

South 21st Street between 14th and 15th avenues south will be rebuilt. Nearby, 15th Avenue South between Oleson Park Avenue and South 22nd Street will also be rebuilt.

Castor Construction, of Fort Dodge, was awarded a $1,399,689.05 contract for the work. Councilman Jeff Halter, who lives along the section of South 21st Street to be rebuilt, abstained from the otherwise unanimous vote to award the contract. He did not give a reason for abstaining.

Other bidders for the job were Rasch Construction, of Fort Dodge ($1,425,687); Wicks Construction, Decorah ($1,433,441.50); and Crow River Construction, New London, Minnesota ($1,627,293.50).

Throughout Fort Dodge, lane stripes on various streets will get a fresh coat of paint as a result of another contract awarded by the council. The council hired Weikert Contracting Inc., of Cedar Falls, to do the painting at a cost of $52,755.

Iowa Plains Signing, of Slater, submitted the only other bid of $68,625.

The Phinney Park Trail south of Second Avenue South will be repaired as a result of a contract awarded to Doyle Construction, of Fort Dodge. The company will be paid $155,281 to repair washouts and other stormwater damage.

Doyle Construction was the only bidder.

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