Grand Forks Construction Costs

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It may be too soon to call it a trend - but Grand Forks officials say construction bids have been a pleasant surprise as of late. The city council reviewed three pending project this past week - all well below engineer estimates. City Engineer Al Grasser says there seems to be a new found level of competition driving down prices

Grasser says it’s hard to say if the lower prices will last…but for now it’s a good problem to have.

Bids on a pedestrian/bike path along North 55th came in 21-percent below estimate…a traffic signal at South Washington and 44th Avenue South was 33-percent cheaper…and turn lanes for South Columbia Road came in 25-percent less than anticipated.

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