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Feb. 24, 2021

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Apparent best value bidder selected for Hwy 52 Zumbrota to Cannon Falls Design-Build Project

ZUMBROTA, Minn. – Mathiowetz Construction Co. is the apparent best value bidder for the Design-Build contract to reconstruct Hwy 52 southbound, build an interchange at Hwy 52 and Hwy 57/Goodhue County Road 8 and make other safety improvements, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Bids from prime contractors on a short list were opened on Wednesday, Feb. 24 in St. Paul with four teams submitting sealed bids. The bids will be reviewed and certified before the contract is awarded in spring 2021.

Construction could begin later this summer on portions of the project. The first full construction season will begin in spring of 2022 and be completed by 2023.

Bids submitted:

  • Mathiowetz Construction Company, $69,698,166.66
  • Ames Construction, Inc., $73,973,000
  • Michels Corporation, $77,472,333.95
  • Shafer Contracting Co., $77,958,339.57

To see the results, go to MnDOT’s Design-Build project website.

The contractor will reconstruct the southbound Hwy 52 lanes beginning 2.2. miles south of Hwy 19 in Cannon Falls and proceeding south to 1.2 miles north of Goodhue County Road 7. A Hwy 52 interchange is planned at Hwy 57/Goodhue 8, snow fence and several bridge replacements, including the bridges at the junctions of Hwy 60 (west) and Hwy 60 (east) near Zumbrota. There also will be access closures along the route, including at Goodhue County Road 14 when the road is extended to Goodhue County Road 24 in Cannon Falls.