A paving project at one of its elementary schools will likely cost Northern Lehigh School District slightly over $200,000.

However, the apparent low bid of $203,559 submitted by Livengood Excavators, Inc. of Walnutport, to replace existing pavement at Slatington Elementary, came in well under budget.

Livengood's proposal one of four turned in to the district on Wednesday was $75,000 less than the district had earmarked for the project, and $1,949 less than the next lowest bid of $205,508 turned in by Muschlitz Excavating, Inc. of Bath.

Other companies that bid were Penn Quaker Site Contractors, Inc. of Nazareth ($224,965), and RGC Development LP, of Bath ($273,372).

Greg Derr, director of support services and transportation, said the district will review the proposals, but added the paving project will likely be awarded to Livengood, as it turned in the apparent low bid.

"We're pleased with the amount of contractors," Derr said. "They (the bids) all fell within where we had anticipated with our estimates."

Earlier this month, the school board unanimously authorized the administration to enter into contracts with a successful bidder on the project for an amount not to exceed $275,000.

The project will be paid from the remaining money in the construction bonds and additional funds from the Capital Projects account, as needed.