Delayed bridge project in north St. Louis County frustrated drivers, businesses - KMOV.com

Delayed bridge project in north St. Louis County frustrated drivers, businesses

(KMOV) – More construction delays along a busy north St. Louis County road are fueling more frustration. The work is a new bridge along Graham Road in Florissant, just north of I-270.

The county is saying that the project won’t be finished until mid-October. This is after it was supposed to open at the beginning of September.

The $1.2 million project of rebuilding a four-lane bridge started back in June.

“The primary cause for the delay is once our contractor began boring into the ground to insert the pile supports, [they] found the soil is filled with boulders," says David Wrone of the St. Louis County Highway Department.

The construction delays are racking up the losses for some businesses near the bridge.

It won’t cost taxpayers more, but the contractor may end up paying. Apparently the county is preparing to start fining the contractor as much as $12,000 a day until the project is finished.

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