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Roundabout construction could start in July

The long-awaited roundabout at one of Grass Valley’s busiest intersections could be complete by late October and at much less cost than expected.

The Grass Valley City Council is expected to award a bid for the roundabout at tonight’s meeting, according to Tim Kiser, the city’s Director of Public Works. The construction phase of the $2.4 million project was let at an estimated $1.9 million.

Hansen Bros. Enterprises if Grass Valley has submitted a bid of $1.4 million, which is the apparent lowest of six bids pending review. The highest bid of $2.1 million was offered by a Chico construction company.



“We really got a good bid at $1.4 million,” Kiser said. “Most of the work will be done at night to avoid traffic impacts during the day.”

City officials hope the work can start July 1, Kiser said. If that happens, the construction schedule of 80 working days puts completion at Oct. 20.




Drivers will be routed into the roundabout in phases to get them acclimated to the different intersection layout, Kiser said. For the full story, see Tuesday’s edition of The Union.


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