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May 7, 2013

Bid awarded for County 17 work

MANKATO — Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye was awarded the bid Tuesday for reconstruction of Blue Earth County Highway 17 between Mankato and Eagle Lake.

The County Board approved a bid of $10,252,620 for the state-funded project.

The board's passage of a motion to proceed with the project includes a proviso that County Engineer Al Forsberg ask the state whether funding is contingent upon the planned construction of a roundabout at the 17-County Road 56 intersection.

Commissioner Kip Bruender said a number of his District 5 constitutents contend the roundabout is unnecessary.

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