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High bids delay Newport transit station construction

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The Newport Transit Station building estimated to cost around $600,000 attracted $1 million bids, forcing engineers to step back and reconsider the commuter bus stop designs.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners, acting as the Regional Railroad Authority, last week rejected all bids received in June for the new station construction after the lowest bidder came in at $619,000 higher than estimated costs. The overall project is budgeted at $2.5 million.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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