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Last updated 10:26AM ET
July 18, 2018
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Bids opened for bypass
(WOUB) - Kokosing Construction Company is the apparent low bidder for phase one of the Nelsonville bypass project.

That involves mostly earth moving.

Stephanie Filson of the Ohio Department of Transportation says Kokosing's price quote is $21.5 million, $5 million under the estimate.

Filson expects the bid to be awarded in just a few days...and for the contractor to start in the next few months.

The company's supposed to finish in about two years...and when it's done, 3.5 million cubic feet of dirt will have been moved.

The other two phases - two and three - are not scheduled to start until 2012 and 2015, respectively.

There's been talk about starting those sooner, as was originally proposed, but Filson says it's just talk and ODOT's lack of funding remains a problem.
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