The city council has approved a $552,000 bid to expand and remodel the city's recreation center.

The council approved the bid of N.W. Construction Co. to remodel swimming pool locker rooms and add 6,000 square feet of office space, a hockey team room and four racketball courts at 150 W. Sixth North.Construction is expected to begin on Sept. 6 and be completed by March 6. Fourteen contractors bid on the project.

The bid is $5,000 under the amount budgeted by the public works department for the project.