Dickinson Co. Supervisors Award Bid On Shop Grading Project; Approve LED Stop Sign For Intersection In Terril

Wed 5-2-2018

            (Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson county board of supervisors Tuesday awarded a bid on a grading project for the site of a new secondary road facility that is to be constructed just east of Spirit Lake. Four bids were received on the project. The supervisors awarded the project to Cohr's Construction of Spirit Lake who submitted the lowest bid of $98,909. That came in well under the engineer's estimate of nearly $175,000. The grading is scheduled for completion this November 1st. Actual construction of the building won't take place for atleast another year or so.

On another matter, the supervisors also Tuesday approved the installation of a stop sign with solar-powered LED's on it at an intersection of 310th Avenue and main Street in Terril, near the school. County Engineer Dan Eckert said he has been getting reports of people rolling through the existing stop sign at that intersection. He says the new sign with flashing LED's will hopefully be more effective in getting people's attention. Eckert says the sign is the county's responsibility. He cites a 2003 state law that gives counties sole jurisdiction over farm-to-market roads that go through cities with populations under 500 people.