(La Porte County, IN) - Bids have been approved to construct an ambulance base in Rolling Prairie and a new La Porte County Highway Department garage.
The La Porte County Commissioners awarded the jobs to three local contractors whose bids totaled just over $2.3 million.
La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Larry Levendowski said some cost savings happened by selecting more than just one contractor for the project. The chosen contractors were Pavey Excavating, New Tech Builders, and Larson-Danielson Construction, all from La Porte County.
The La Porte County Emergency Ambulance Service base and county highway garage will go up on the same area of U.S. 20 and Indiana 2 if the La Porte County Council grants final approval to allocate the funds.
It would be the first ambulance base in the Rolling Prairie area, which has long been served by ambulances responding from La Porte. The highway garage will replace the existing dilapidated facility at Rolling Prairie.