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City runs into complications ‑ and cost overrun – on Grape


February 21, 2018

THE GRAPE STREET water main project and water lines are depicted in this map.

The city went over its budget by about $6,300 for a waterline replacement project for Grape Loop when it encountered difficulties in turning off water to the area.

The Sweet Home City Council on Feb. 13 approved a bid from ML Houck Construction Co. of Salem for a maximum of $187,000, including contingency funds. The additional expense brings the total cost of the project to $193,000. The engineer's estimate for the project was $221,000.

The project involved the replacement of 2-inch waterline with 8-inch lines east of 18th Avenue along Grape Street.

Engineering Technician Trish Rice outli...

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