Bids For SD Rail Rehab Project Over Budget
May 1, 2011, 10:33 AM
MITCHELL, SD -
Bids have come in over budget for reconstruction of a state-owned railroad line between Mitchell and
The state will begin advertising again for bids beginning Monday for the estimated $20 million project.
Bruce Lindholm in the state Office of Railroads says railroad cross ties are currently in short supply but that should ease when bidding reopens on May 18. He says there were only enough ties for 16 miles of the 61-mile project.
The state will use approximately 20,000 tons of steel in the reconstruction of the railway. The state had estimated $650 a ton for steel but bids came in at about $750 a ton.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
9/25/2014 10:00 PM
Miracle on the highway: that's how many people are describing a bad crash between a semi-truck and car in which no one was killed.
9/26/2014 4:55 PM
Friday night's homecoming at Brandon Valley High School is a crowning achievement for a senior who's living with autism.
9/28/2014 11:42 AM
Prosecutors may file additional charges because a western Iowa teen died two days after suffering a head injury during a fight at school.
9/30/2014 5:00 PM
Two people are hurt, one seriously, after a chain-reaction crash in eastern Sioux Falls involving a semi-truck and four other vehicles.
9/26/2014 6:39 AM
Sioux Falls police say a missing boy showed up for school Friday morning.