School project bids for first phase come in low

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Benson’s Junior High School’s 1928 auditorium will be torn down this summer. Bids for the first phase of a $28.6 school building project came in more than $360,000 below budget.

By Reed Anfinson
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Swift County Monitor-News

Bids for the first major phase on the Benson High School work has come in substantially lower than budgeted.

The budget estimate for the work was $1,874,000, but the bids came in at $1,512,077, $361,923 lower.

“Considering the bid climate, I am very happy with this,” Construction Manager Ryan Breitbach of Breitbach Construction Co., of Elrosa, told the school board during a special meeting Monday morning. “It is a good start.”

Among the bids was the demolition of the Junior High School Auditorium and the attached band room. That work will likely start in June in hopes that the work will be done before school starts in mid-August.

Five contractors expressed interest in the demolition portion of the project, but in the end only one ended up bidding it, Breitbach said...

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PICTURED: Benson’s Junior High School’s 1928 auditorium will be torn down this summer. Bids for the first phase of a $28.6 school building project came in more than $360,000 below budget.

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