The construction contract for the first part of an interchange at Highway 14 and County Road 12 was awarded Tuesday by the Blue Earth County Board.
Mathiowetz Construction Co. of Sleepy Eye made the lowest of two bids, about $2.13 million. The other bid was about $2.22 million.
This is mostly an earth-moving contract to prepare the approaches to the bridge over Highway 14. County Road 12 is being extended south.
The project was delayed by the state shutdown but should start shortly.