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Sound Transit receives lower-than-expected bids for Central Link project


The slow economy seems to be working in Sound Transit’s favor. When the agency recently opened bids for two components of its Central Link light-rail project, the proposals came in up to 15 percent less than Sound Transit’s estimate.

Kiewit Pacific Co. offered the lowest bid at $94.7 million for two contracts; Sound Transit officials estimated the combined projects would cost $110.9 million.

The first contract includes constructing at-grade and aerial light-rail tracks between Royal Broughman Way and South Airport Way, a Lander Street station and a connection to the operations and maintenance facility.

The second contract includes building an operations and maintenance facility, storage yard, and administrative building to service and maintain up to 100 light-rail vehicles.

Sound Transit will not choose a contractor until Federal Transit Administration awards the agency a full funding grant agreement for the project, according to a prepared statement.

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