The contractors’ bids on the Henry County project don’t include the tolling technology, which might cost millions more. State Road and Tollway Authority officials would not release the authority’s estimate of the cost of the technology Monday.
The state will take some time to select a winning bidder because it’s not just about price. The project is “design-build,” meaning the state may pay more for a team that seems likely to deliver a better-designed project.
The lowest bid came from C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Another company, Archer Western, bid $182.7 million, and E.R. Snell bid $227.7 million.