Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Miller-Driscoll renovation project could be brought in for as much as $5.3 million under budget. With reimbursement from the state in the vicinity of $7 million, the cost to taxpayers could be $38 million. The original total estimated cost of the project was $50 million.
Nine remaining bid contracts — not taken up last week — were recommended by Turner Construction and approved by the building committee at its meeting on Nov. 10. They totaled $5.3 million.