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Bids on King Coal Highway thrown out...process to restart June 12

More issues with the bidding process of a $20 million bridge project that will extend the King Coal Highway (Future I-73) in Bluefield, WV has delayed the bidding process another month. "Irregularities" in some of the bids has caused all project bids to be thrown out. The bidding process will be reopened on June 12.

Last month, minor changes to the project delayed the opening of the bids to April 17. It was those changes that some of the contractor's bidding on the project did not receive. As a result, those contractor's did not include the project changes in their bids; and because of that, all bids are being removed from the process.

Officials with the WV Department of Transportation do not expect that the nearly two months in bidding delays to have any impact with the project's targeted October 2009 completion date.
The project will extend the King Coal from the interchange with US 52/460 over US 19 to Stoney Ridge.

Story:
Highway hits roadblock---Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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WV: Bids to extend King Coal Highway delayed

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