NEWRY — The Board of Selectmen have accepted a $941,760 bid from Swasey Excavation of Andover for the Sunday River Road construction project, Deputy Clerk Kelly Scott said Thursday.

Cross Excavation of Bethel offered to do the work for $1.13 million with some exclusions put into its notes, said engineer Joe Aloisio of the JAGA Engineering firm. Swasey Excavation offered an $893,875 bid with no exclusions.

However, Aloisio told the board that when Swasey Excavation submitted its bid, it did not include a receipt of an addendum, which informs contractors of additions to the original bid package ahead of construction.

Town Administrator Amy Bernard suggested that the board ask both Cross and Swasey Excavation to resubmit their bids, since Swasey’s bid was “significantly lower” than the one submitted by Cross.

Scott said that at Tuesday’s meeting, only Swasey resubmitted a bid on time.

“Cross Excavation submitted a bid, but unfortunately, it came in an hour late,” Scott said.

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