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Bids for the construction of the new Petersburg Public Library were read on Thursday at MRV Architects in Juneau and came in under the estimated budget amount of $4.5 million. ASRC McGraw Constructors, LLC.   was deemed the lowest responsive bid for the project. At the May 7 City Council meeting, the project building committee will recommend that the bid be awarded to ASRC McGraw.

Yet to come are bids for remaining work and contents such as construction administration, technology, landscaping, furnishings, and equipment.

Construction of the new library is scheduled to begin early this summer. The library is anticipated to open in the  summer of 2013.

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The 75% construction documents for the new library have been received and are under review. The design for the new library has undergone many years of review and lots of public meetings and comments. Thanks to this, only minor changes need to be made to now ensure the building works well for the public and for staff. Designing an energy efficient, economical building has been a driving force from the beginning. When we finish our Construction documents and arrive at the 100% stage – we’ll be ready to advertise for construction bids!

An updated construction cost estimate prepared by HMS, Inc.  has also been received and it appears that everything is on target. The new library is estimated to cost $4.56M for construction.  The cost estimate is on budget with the building committee moving some items to the alternates list to keep the project within its original budget; allowing for contingencies. The total project cost estimate is  $6.78M (includes cost for project management, design, construction, and furnishings).

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