Wave Transit Authority could restart work on downtown transport center

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)  – The wheels are slowly beginning to turn again for work on the downtown multi-modal transportation center.

The Wave Transit Authority reopened the bid process for the multi-modal center construction in the summer and that process closed in July. The transit authority received two bids to continue the work on the transit center located at Campbell and 3rd Street.

Transit authority staff approved the lowest bid which came from Monteith Construction Corporation. The work would cost $3.9 million according to information provided by Wave Deputy Director Meghan Matheny.

The authority had originally budgeted too little money for the project when bids nearly double their estimates came from prospective builders.

That prompted them to pump the brakes on the new center last Spring. Authority staff tell WWAY they will take the contract agreement with Monteith Construction Corp. to the board at their August 23rd meeting.

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