The $3,000,000 upgrade of Highway 43 and Main Street in Rushford is expected to get underway on June 15th pending approval of a construction contract by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The Tri-County Record reports the Rushford City Council approved a low bid from
McHugh Excavating of Onalaska as the prime contractor.
The bid was $2,000,969.
City Administrator Steve Sarvi said the work can start when MnDOT signs off on the contract.
MnDOT will pay 1.55 million dollars toward the project. The City of Rushford will supply 1.35 million dollars.
The city will use Public Facilities Authority bonds totaling 1.15 million dollars plus general obligation bonds to cover its share.
The work is expected to be completed in the fall.
Detours will be in place throughout the project for traffic that would normally go through Rushford's downtown area.