A Bountiful firm is the apparent low bidder for a Utah Department of Transportation project to drive test piles for a structure to carry I-15 over the Malad River.

Build Inc. submitted a bid of $88,866, which was about 11 percent below the official engineer's estimate for the project.The project is located on the incomplete section of I-15 between Tremonton and Plymouth in Box Elder County.

In the area where I-15 crosses the Malad River, there is a tremendous amount of artesian pressure in the ground, UDOT said, and there is a possibility that when support structures are driven into the ground and penetrate the artesian layer that water will rush up around them.