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$5 million contract to clear slide off Highway 530

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SEATTLE — The state Transportation Department has awarded a $5 million contract to a Ferndale company to clear mudslide debris off Highway 530.

The Seattle Times reports the contract was awarded to IMCO General Construction, the lowest of nine bidders on the job. The state had estimated the job would cost $7.6 million to complete.

Transportation Department spokesman Travis Phelps says the agency will meet with the company next week to finalize the contract.

Meanwhile, local workers are protesting that…

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