A LaPorte-based construction company will replace the bridge on 100 East wet of 500 South in Starke County. The commissioners unanimously accepted the low bid of $319,175 from LaPorte Construction. It’s $13,000 under the engineer’s estimate for the project. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler notes they’ve done the last three bridge projects for the county and have done a good job.
The county will let the bridge on 700 North west of 500 East for bid next month. Work on that project is slated for spring. Highway superintendent Rik Ritzler says the county should get a good price by bidding the project now because companies want to have work liked up for the start of the construction season.