LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Nearly $10.6 million in bids have been accepted for phase two of the Tippecanoe County Fairground renovation project.
The project's second phase will focus on constructing a new coliseum.
County Commissioner David Byers says the bids came in below the original estimate of $10.9 million.
17 bids were accepted, with nine bids placed by local companies.
Byers said he is looking forward to more changes at the fairgrounds.
"It's going to be interesting to see the building going up and see what it's going to be looking like and such. So it's getting exciting,” said Byers. "We're going to be about 15 feet to the east of the old coliseum. That's how close we're going to be to that. And we're going to be probably about 15 feet to the south of the Home-Ec. building."
Byers said construction can begin as early as Tuesday. Phase two is expected to be completed by the 2021 fair.