The Cole County Commission approved a stormwater improvement project in the Westview Heights area during its Tuesday meeting.
B&D Patterson, of Linn, was the low bidder at $540,149 and was awarded the project.
The bid came in under the engineer's estimated budget, which was $718,332. Public works officials said they will be able to do work on other projects with the money saved.
The project will reconstruct three pipe crossings on South Brooks Drive and Collier Lane with either a new pipe or box culvert plus replace or add several drop inlets and pipe.
Work is scheduled to start around mid-May and be completed by Sept. 30.
This project is part of a multi-phase and multi-year project to upgrade all of the stormwater systems in the Westview Heights area.