Highway 75 Phase 2 Contract Awarded

The low bid for Phase 2, nearly 1.8 miles, of the Highway 75 reconstruction in Sioux Center came in under the engineer’s estimate.

This bid includes reconstruction of Highway 75 from 13th St. South to 12th St. North in an enhanced 4-lane design focused on safety, function, and showcasing Sioux Center’s character. This work will take place in three years, 2024, 2025, and 2026.

The $29.2 million bid on the Phase 2 construction work came from the lead contractor on the current Phase 1 Highway 75 work in southern Sioux Center, Godbersen-Smith Construction, of Ida Grove.  The Sioux Center City Council awarded the Phase 2 contract to Godberson-Smith, pending DOT approval. The cost of this shared state/local project will be split with about $18.9 million being paid by the Iowa Department of Transportation and about $10.3 million being paid by the City of Sioux Center.

Sioux Center Utilities Manager Murray Hulstein says staff are pleased with Phase 1, and how Godbersen has been doing on the project and look forward to working with them on Phase 2. 

City Manager Scott Wynja says that prior to the bidding process, Phase 2 was anticipated to take place in 2024 and 2025. He says Part of securing favorable bids was allowing the construction to extend into 2026, potentially saving several million dollars.

The schedule of work for 2024-2026 has yet to be finalized and will be planned out this fall and winter.