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Jasper leaders approve contractor for waterline relocation

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JASPER, Tenn. — When construction of the new U.S. Highway 41 bridge across the Tennessee River was planned several years ago, it became Jasper's job to relocate the waterline that runs across the old bridge to Haletown, Tenn.

At its October meeting, the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to award the contract for construction of the new waterline to Danson Construction Inc. in Sparta, Tenn., for $517,000, pending approval by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

Gary Cosby, an engineer with CTI Engineers Inc. in Chattanooga, said the only other bidder for the waterline construction was "quite a bit above" Danson's bid.

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