Project planned for local bridge

YAKIMA - In action yesterday, Tuesday, Yakima County commissioners awarded a bid for safety upgrades at South Euclid Road Bridge, near Grandview.

A bid of $99,895, the lowest among six firms submitting bids for county consideration, was awarded to Peterson Brothers of Sumner.

Gary Ekstedt is the county's road engineer, and he said the federally funded project had an initial cost estimate of $75,540.

He says the nearly $25,000 in costs above estimates won't be an issue because the federal grant, part of a road safety program, has sufficient funds to meet the final bid submitted by Peterson Brothers.

Ekstedt said work on South Euclid Road Bridge will focus on upgrading guard rails to current bridge standards. He says work should start in about three weeks.

During the course of the guard rail project, expected to last about two weeks, Ekstedt said traffic will at times be limited to one lane and motorists should anticipate minor delays.


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