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Sticker shock

Series: Government Day Highlights | Story 1

When Lewis and Clark County officials opened the bids for the chip seal projects on the Rural Improvement Districts in Lincoln and Augusta, they weren't sure what to expect.

Although they had anticipated a substantial increase in the cost of the project, they found when they opened the bids May 24, rising costs had far outpaced what they expected.

"The bid we received, with anticipation of infl...


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