FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The City Council has accepted a bid by Anchorage-based Alcan General Inc., to begin building a police station in the downtown this year.
The company now has 10 days to get project insurance and bonding paperwork filed with the city, officials said after Monday's unanimous vote.
Once the paperwork is filed, a date for groundbreaking can be set, said city engineer Larry Crouder. He said the exterior of the new station should be completed late this year and the building should be ready for use by spring 2002.
Alcan offered a bare bones bid of slightly more than $5.9 million. The other six contractors' bids were all over $6 million.
In January of 2000, the council agreed on the location across from City Hall after voters approved $7 million in bonds for construction of the new station in the fall of 1999.
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