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Grandstand retrofit work under way
At county fairgrounds
March 12, 2013
A structural makeover of the grandstand at the Klickitat County Fairgrounds in Goldendale is under way, according to the Klickitat County Public Works Department.
County Commissioners last month awarded the bid for the 2013 Grandstand Roof and Structural Retrofit Project to lowest responsive bidder Black Rock Construction and Development, LLC, of Moses Lake. The winning bid was $217,556.68.
All told, six contractors (five from Washington, one from Hood River) submitted bids for the project, which county engineers estimated would cost $297,000 to perform. Four of the bids exceeded the engineers' estimate.
Public Works Director Gordon Kelsey, P.E., said the scope of work includes removing the entire roof down to the main supporting trusses, then rebuilding the timber structure and re-roofing it with a new metal roof, per current structural and building code requirements.
Kelsey noted that construction on the project began last week and should be complete by the first part of June. The project, he added, is being funded in part by a $50,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
The county first bid the grandstand project in 2012, but that offering failed to attract any takers. The county carried the project over into 2013 as part of its Capital Improvements Plan for 2013-2018.