The Jamestown City Council awarded the bid for a riverbank stabilization project to Park Construction of Minneapolis.

Ben Aaseth, project engineer for Interstate Engineering, told the City Council Tuesday that Park Construction had the apparent low bid of the four bids opened for the project at $854,000. The bid was under the engineer's estimate of $967,000.

The bid from Jamestown contractor RTS Shearing was not opened because of problems with the bid bond that accompanied the bid. Jamestown City Attorney Leo Ryan said the irregularity could not be waived by the City Council.

The project involves placing rock rip-rap along the riverbanks in some vulnerable locations in Jamestown to prevent erosion that would damage city-owned property. Work is planned to begin this fall.

A 75% grant from the state of North Dakota will cover the majority of the costs with the 25% local cost share paid from the Jamestown special assessment deficiency fund.