Officials plan pre-bid tour of rail facility

A tour group looks over the site of the proposed Treasure Valley Reload Center next to Gem Avenue, north of the Nyssa, in this photo from October of 2019.

NYSSA — Construction on the Treasure Valley Reload Facility could begin as soon as the middle of September.

During a phone board meeting on Tuesday morning, project manager Brad Baird said the project will be advertised for bids over the next couple of weeks, with a pre-bid tour of the site north of Nyssa in early August.

Bids will be due Aug. 12, after which the Malheur County Development Corporation Board will award a contract. Once the contract is awarded, there will be a 7-day protest period. Barring any protest, the selected contractor has 15 days to sign the contracts, and the goal is to start ground work before Sept. 15.

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