Bids come in high for new Kodiak High School


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(AP) — All three bids received to build a new Kodiak High School have come in over what the Kodiak Island Borough School District had estimated.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (http://is.gd/aaJSBs) the project, considered the largest ever on the island 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, was budgeted at $58.5 million.

The lowest bid came from Watterson Construction of Anchorage, at $61 million. Roger Hickel of Anchorage bid $63.7 million, and Omaha, Neb.-based Kiewit Building Group bid $64.2 million.

The project was bid with 11 items, like a music room or running track, which could be dropped if the bids came in too high.

The school board will now consider which of the 11 could be dropped to make the bids work, and submit a formal recommendation to the borough assembly.

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