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Laurel Mountain rebuild bids to be advertised on July 8.....Bids opened, winning bidders TBA

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Two sources within Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the state agency that oversees PA State Parks, say that the construction bid to rebuild this state owned ski area is set to be advertised next Wednesday July 8. According to the most recent timeline, construction should begin this Fall with a projected finish date in time for a 2016/2017 opening. Laurel Mountain will be operated by nearby Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA's largest ski resort, under a 10 year lease agreement signed in 2008. Pennsylvania will invest $6.5 million to upgrade Laurel's infrastructure including replacing an antiquated double chair with a fixed grip quad, Trail grading and snowmaking improvements. Details of the project can be found by here. The news was broken on the Save Laurel Mountain Ski Resort facebook page earlier today and again in a post on DCSki.com

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This just posted to the DCNR web site this morning:

 

DGS 160-2, Phase 1.1 General Construction: Restoration and Rehabilitation of Park LAUREL MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, WESTMORELAND COUNTY, LIGONIER 07/08/2015 08/06/2015 (2:00  PM)   
DGS 160-2, Phase 1.4 Electrical Construction: Restoration and Rehabilitation of Laurel Mountain State Park LAUREL MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, WESTMORELAND COUNTY, LIGONIER 07/08/2015 08/06/2015 (2:00    PM)   

 

We will know in August if there is a successful bidder. Construction should begin this Fall with a 2016/17 projected opening.

 

There will be a celebration of Laurel Mountain boosters this Saturday July 11, 2015 7PM at the Ligioner Country Inn Route 30, Laughlintown.

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If you will note in the post above, the work to restore Laurel Mountain to commercial use was broken out in 2 bids. One for the electrical work and the other for the construction of lift, snowmaking, trail grading and snowmaking ponds. The electrical bids have been open and are currently under review. The construction bids are being held pending an addendum concerning specification for snowmaking pipes. At this writing, it is not known how long this will delay the project. The delay was characterized as a typical technical detail issue that arises in many bids. https://www.facebook.com/groups/826787927369047/

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The bids for the second part of the state funded Laurel Mountain rebuild project were opened yesterday. Winning bids will will be announced soon. Details here:

 

http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/8937738-74/construction-electrical-inc#axzz3jFlrCWTE

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I would be very interested to know which lift companies the 5 construction companies proposed to sub-contract for the new quad chair.  Does anyone have the actual proposals?  Ligonier Construction is the apparent low bidder but surely they will not be building a chairlift themselves.

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I would be very interested to know which lift companies the 5 construction companies proposed to sub-contract for the new quad chair.  Does anyone have the actual proposals?  Ligonier Construction is the apparent low bidder but surely they will not be building a chairlift themselves.

The info was posted under the bid proposals but I can't remember who the state contracted with to provide the lift. I posted the question on the Save Laurel Mountain Facebook group page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/826787927369047/

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