FARMINGTON -- Davis County officials have chosen Minger Construction Inc. to work on what is being referred to as the North Holmes Creek culvert improvement.
The flood-control project will move runoff water from the east side of Interstate 15 to the west side and into the Great Salt Lake by boring beneath the road.
Minger Construction put in the lowest bid -- $700,786.15 -- of the six construction companies that showed interest in the project. The work will be funded by a $27 million revenue bond approved by the commission in 2009 for flood-control work, Davis County Public Works Director Kirk Schmalz said.
The project involves placing a 66-inch-diameter, 300-foot-long water pipe beneath the freeway at 600 North in Kaysville to prevent runoff water from building up on the east side of the road.
The county recently completed a similar project, boring beneath I-15 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Centerville. That project cost $1.1 million to construct.