Genesee County has signed a contract for building the intake portion of a new water pipeline.

According to MLive, Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright told the Board of Commissioners that all of the required paperwork has been submitted by L.D'Agostini & Sons, Inc which allowed for the signing of the contract last week.

This was the last step before construction starts on the nearly $27 million job in less than 30 days.

The intake portion involves tunneling beneath the surface and shoreline of Lake Huron and laying 72-inch diameter pipe which is the first phase of the $274 million project.