Advanced American Construction was awarded the contract at a ticket price of $2.2 million, which is about $400,000 less than the engineer estimate. The project which is expected to begin mid-June, will add 150 feet to the port's 125-foot dock, which is expected to double the productivity at the port.
"Allows us to moor to barges end to end and it just makes it a lot safer working environment verses the congested 125 foot area, their trying to work in now," said Port of Lewiston Manager David Doeringsfeld.
The project is scheduled to begin mid June and completed by the end of November. The project is funded from four sources, one being a grant from the Federal Transportation Department for $1.3 million.