The City of Redwood Falls has awarded the bid for the upcoming Drew Street improvement project.

The long-planned $2.7 million complete reconstruction of Drew Street will run all the way from E. 2nd Street to Tin Street. Keith Muetzel, Redwood Falls City Administrator, stated to KLGR, “The project includes new street, curb and gutter, sidewalk and under-ground utilities. The trees that are being removed are too close to the construction limits to remain in place without being damaged…. The project should start in May of this year.”

The Drew Street rebuild is actually phase two of a long-running goal of updating decades’ worth of outdated street infrastructure in one of Redwood Falls’ most populated neighborhoods. Phase one of the project was completed in 2007 with E. 2nd Street heavily rebuilt to redo the street, storm water, and water utility systems.

Four bids were received, and city staff recommend awarding the full contract to Duininck, Inc of Prinsburg, in the amount of slightly more than $2,6, about seven percent below the Engineer’s estimate.  Duininck Inc. also provided the city with a list of  subcontractors it intends to use.