Work to start on Station 22

The construction company that will build a new South End fire station has been given the go-ahead to start work.

Macro-ZTechnologies was awarded the construction bid for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department’s new Station 22 on Bucklin Hill Road earlier this year.

The new fire hall will replace the outdated one at 7934 NE Bucklin Hill Road that was built in 1959.

Station 22 is the primary response station for the south end of the Island, as well as downtown Winslow. A new station is being built as part of the $16 million bond package approved by voters in 2015; the ballot measure also financed renovations to the department’s station on Phelps Road, as well as a new headquarters station on Madison Avenue that was recently completed.

Macro-ZTechnologies submitted a winning bid of $4,680,000 for the Bucklin Hill station, and the bid was unanimously accepted by the board of commissioners for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department in April.

Two other companies submitted bids: Olympic Peninsula Construction ($4,915,178) and Fairbank Construction ($6,480,000).

Two other companies submitted bids for the project that were higher than the one from Macro-ZTechnologies.