The Decorah City Council has authorized an additional payment of $10,038 for the Claiborne/State Street improvement project.

In April, Skyline Construction of Decorah was awarded the $341,989 contract for redoing the intersection near the Decorah High School. The city's portion of the work was $303,846, and the school district's portion was $38,142, largely for sidewalk construction.

The project was completed before the start of the school year, and the Council reviewed the final figures during its meeting Monday night. The final cost was $352,028.

Gary Rustad, chair of the Council's street committee, asked City Engineer Lindsay Erdman to explain the $10,038 change order. Erdman said it was assumed more material from the intersection could be salvaged and reused. However, about $15,000 of new rock was still needed. Part of that cost was offset with savings in other aspects of the project, he said.

"Overall, it turned out fairly well," Erdman said.

The city's portion of the change order is $9,556, and the school's portion is $482.