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Riverport awards dock bid, project to be completed by late June

Officials with the Owensboro Riverport Authority have awarded the bid to construct a low-water dock at the facility.

Riverport President Brian Wright said Hartz Contracting of Owensboro has been awarded the bid.

Wright said Hartz bid $1.660 million. The Riverport received four bids for the project.

With the low-water dock, the Riverport will have two docks that can function simultaneously. At times of high water, the high-water dock will be able to continue operations.

“The board is extremely pleased with the outcome of the bid,” Wright said Friday, adding that “having the additional capacity of the dock is going to be a huge benefit for us, and the community as a whole.”

At a meeting last month, the board allocated a total of $2.5 million to the project.

In addition to the $1.66 million to Hartz, the Riverport will purchase $250,000 in crushed stone from for the project, and will provide some of the needed steel, Wright said.

By James Mayse, Messenger-Inquirer, published March 19, 2022.