Caltrans announced Friday that Ames Construction out of Corona appears to be the low bidder for the final phase of the state Route 76 East Project.
The project phase, which will widen and realign SR-76 to a four-lane highway from just east of South Mission Road to the newly improved SR-76/Interstate 15 interchange, may begin in early fall. Caltrans said the work may take approximately two years to complete.
The Ames bid came in at $75.2 million. The contract winner will be announced by within the next six weeks, as Caltrans completes the bid review process.
Flatiron Construction Corp., which is based in Colorado but has a regional office in San Marcos, was the contractor on the SR-76 middle segment and the segment that improved the highway's interchange with I-15.