ODOT opens bids on two big C. Oregon projects

Hwy. 97/Murphy Road in Bend; Hwy. 20 in Sisters

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 1:00 PM PDT May 23, 2013 
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BEND, Ore. -

Ahead of the summer construction season, the Oregon Department of Transportation said Thursday it has opened bids for two important major Central Oregon projects.

The Highway 97 / Murphy Road project, will bring two new overcrossings to the Bend Parkway at the southern city limits of Bend, and a new alignment of Murphy Road.

The apparent low bidder is Hamilton Construction Company of Springfield, Oregon, at $11,242,334. This 2-year project is expected to get underway this summer.

More details on this project can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION4/pages/us97-murphyrd/us97-murphyrd.aspx

The other major project is an improvement to Highway 20 through the city of Sisters. The apparent low bidder for the US20 Cascade project is Knife River Corporation – Northwest of Portland/Bend, at $3,814,767. This 2-year project is expected to begin after Labor Day.

More details can be found online at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION4/pages/us20_cascade_improvements_sisters/us20_cascade_improvements_sisters.aspx)

Both of the bids are subject to meeting ODOT’s procurement process of needing to be both responsible and responsive prior to contract award.