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Bids Opened for New Ambulance Base/Garage

(La Porte, IN) - Bids were opened today for building an ambulance station and a new county highway garage in Rolling Prairie. There were five bids submitted.


Retired La Porte County Emergency Medical Service paramedic Rip Ludlow said having an ambulance station at Rolling Prairie has been discussed for about 40-years.


Rolling Prairie and the entire northeast part of the county are served by ambulances dispatched from La Porte. Ludlow gave a verbal pat on the back to the La Porte County Commissioners this morning for making the new station happen.


“It’s just not Rolling Prairie. It’s the school system. It’s Hudson Township. It’s quick access to Lincoln Township. It’s highway 2 and highway 20 and a toll road that’s carrying just massive amounts of vehicles. I want to congratulate you,” Ludlow said.

The EMS base and highway garage will go up the former rest stop site near Indiana 2 and U.S 20. The new garage will replace the existing one in Rolling Prairie that is dilapidated. 


One of the bids was about $1.9 million. All of the bids were taken under advisement for action later by the commissioners.

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