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A couple of local contractors submitted bids for the huge Scott Street widening project in Napoleon, scheduled for this summer and fall.  Those bids were opened today (Wed.) at city hall, with the Vern Nagel Company, and Miller Brothers Construction submitting proposals for that work.   Both bids were close, and included some alternate pricing.   But it’s clear that each of the bids was around the 3.0 to 3.1 million dollar mark.   That would put the project at nearly a half-million dollars below the engineer’s estimated cost.    The Napoleon engineering department is reviewing those bids, which will likely go before city council for approval on Monday night.

                        A 3-million dollar grant from the state is paying for a huge chunk of this safety project for traffic on Scott Street, between Clinton and Lagrange streets.    The city of Napoleon has to pick-up 10% of the project cost.              It’s estimated the work on this project could get underway sometime around the first of June.   And it should be completed by the end of this year, with some landscaping and grass coverage likely to spill into 2014.                            This project was re-bid, due to some paperwork issues that needed to be worked out.


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