- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say the additional cost of demolishing a central Ohio veterans memorial after discovering unexpected underground work was needed won’t be as high as they thought.

Franklin County commissioners were told in February that it could cost up to $2.8 million to cover additional underground work needed to demolish the Franklin County Veterans Memorial after project managers discovered its foundation supports parts of a Scioto River floodwall.

But The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1GjMrlZ ) that the winning bid for the additional work came in at $1.7 million, more than $1 million under county estimates. County commissioners are expected to vote on the contract Tuesday.

The land will be turned over for the construction of a new $55 million statewide memorial and museum after the demolition is completed later this year.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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