At this week's Johnson County Commissioner's meeting, County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer asked for pre-approval from the commissioners to award the CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) Dust Abatement contract when they are opened on May 13th.
Pehringer said he would prefer to get started with the project as opposed to waiting until the meeting on the 21st for the commission's approval to award the bid.
Last year's contract went to Oxford, Inc. for $433 per ton for a total contract amount of $673,659 of which the State of Wyoming contributed $350,000.
Last year's bid was a hard bid with no fuel surcharge and covered dust abatement on approximately 130 miles of roads in the county. Abatement will cover a lot of the same roads this year, but applying lesser amounts of abatement product.
The commissioners pre-authorized the bid award and signing of the Notice to Proceed for the dust abatement project.