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Published: Tuesday, 4/5/2005

$15M contract awarded for State Rt. 53 widening

BOWLING GREEN - The Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded a nearly $15 million contract for the planned widening of State Rt. 53 to four lanes between North Street in Fremont and the Ohio Turnpike.

Great Lakes Construction Co. of Hinckley, Ohio, bid $14,785,030.33, the lowest of four bids submitted to ODOT for the work and 5.5 percent lower than the engineer's estimate of $15.6 million.

Work on the congested stretch of road will begin this spring and is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 1, 2007.

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