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City will let bids for Vernon street project

Published 11:04am Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The roadway along a stretch of Vernon Avenue is one step closer to a smooth surface.

The Fergus Falls City Council Monday approved the plans and specifications and authorized advertising for bids for a Vernon Avenue street and utility project. The preliminary review of the plans by Minnesota Department of Transportation is complete, according to City Engineer Dan Edwards.

The project will replace the pavement from Court Street through the Cascade Street intersection on Vernon.

Edwards authorized submitting the advertisement for bids July 8, so that the publication deadline can be met and they city can take advantage of a quicker project schedule. There’s a required 21-day advertising period for the project.

This way, the city would be able to open the project for bids at the Aug. 5 council meeting and potentially approve a contractor, rather than wait until Aug. 19. This schedule would potentially advance the proposed project construction by two weeks.

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