First of many bid packages accepted for new highway shop

Main building in the highway shop complex.

At its Monday morning meeting, the Barron County Board of Supervisors approved the first of four bid packages, totaling $9 million, for the construction of the new $25 million highway shop. All present, in person and online, approved. Two were absent. Commissioner Mark Servi told the board that the materials in the first four bids — precast concrete, masonry, structural steel and roofing — need to be ordered.He said bids for the remaining 16 bid packages are due Feb. 23 to be brought from the Highway Facility Steering Committee to the County Board for approval in March. Construction is set to begin in mid-April.

County Administrator Jeff French, in his administrators update, shared that the bid opening for the first bid packages took place Feb. 11. He said the Highway Facility Steering Committee met prior to the County Board meeting on Feb. 15 to give its recommendation.

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