Bids come in $600,000 to $1 million too high for new Madison fire station

  • Source: Madison
  • Published: 12/18/2017 07:32 PM

Madison officials are scrambling after construction bids for a proposed Fire Station No. 14 on the Southeast Side came in $600,000 to $1 million over the estimated $5.8 million cost. Miron Construction Co. had the low bid, $6.39 million, while Joe Daniels Construction came in at $6.71 million and Ideal Builders at $6.85 million for the project in the 3100 block of Dairy Drive. City officials are considering options including an amendment to the 2018 budget, which would require a 15-vote supermajority of the 20-member City Council; rebidding the project, which would mean changes to the building; or using money designated for other items in the Fire Department’s 2018 budget, said Bryan Cooper, an architect for the city’s Engineering Division.


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