Apparent low bid received for next phase of V & T
The V & T Railway has received an apparent low bid for the next phase of construction. Granite Construction submitted a $5,229,229 bid, according to project engineer Ken Door, but officials are still reviewing the seven bids received. Dorr will recommend a contract Nov. 5 at the next meeting of the Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V & T Railway.
The 18-mile track is expected to be done by 2011 and will run from Virginia City to Carson City. The four and a half mile section that will be built next will run from American Flat in Storey County south to Mound House in Lyon County. About a mile and a half from Gold Hill to the Overman Pit was finished in 2005.