Bids for the were unsealed Wednesday revealing a low bid well below the $15 million budgeted for the project, according to a report on Newsday.
State parks has allocated up to $15 million to undertake the demolition project. Funding for the project will come from a $25 million state budget appropriation initiated in 2006 by State Sen. John Flanagan.
The contract will be awarded in about a month. Actual work on the project is expected to begin in May of 2012 and should be completed by November of 2013.
Four of the buildings slated for demolition are located within the 153-acre Nissequogue River State Park, which was established in 2000. The other eleven buildings that will be removed are located on an additional 35 acres of the property that were transferred to the agency in 2006. Some of the structures slated for removal include the smokestack and other structures adjacent to the abandoned power plant.
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