Medford company lowest bidder at $16.9M for work on new road serving Foxconn site
By Nick Williams – Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal
Mar 25, 2019,
A Medford-based pavement and construction company was the lowest bidder for a contract for work on a new road serving Foxconn Technology Group's manufacturing site in Mount Pleasant.
James Peterson Sons Inc. bid at $16.9 million for nearly two miles worth of grading, landscaping, concrete paving, traffic signals, traffic signage and removal work for Wisconn Valley Way, a multi-lane access roadway that will extend between highways KR and 11 and connect to Braun Road, the main road bordering the plant.
Michels Corp. of Brownville bid at $17.2 million for that contract, followed by Menomonee Falls-based Super Western, Inc. at $18.4 million, according to bid results posted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Wisconn Valley Way is being built to accommodate development traffic and control access to manage safety and mobility at the Foxconn site. Foxconn said it will break ground this summer on its LCD screen fabrication plant in Mount Pleasant. The plant would start operations in the fourth quarter of 2020 and house 1,500 jobs.
The contract for this Wisconn Valley Way project is projected to be completed in May of 2020.
Last summer, James Peterson Sons submitted the lowest bid of $16.3 million to reconstruct Braun Road into a six-lane, divided highway. In November, Michels Corp. was the lowest of three bidders at $14.9 million for a contract to expand Highway KR and construct the Wisconn Valley Way and Highway KR intersection.