It could cost Lee County much more than anticipated to repair a well-traveled road.
A stretch of River Road, between Keokuk and Montrose, had to be closed in June 2010 because of a landslide.
County Engineer Ernie Steffensmeier says the lowest of three bids for a permanent stabilization plan came in at just over $1-million.
He believes the bids are accurate based on the fact that all three are within 10% of each other.
Steffensmeier told the Board of Supervisors, earlier this week, the original estimate for the project was around $540,000.