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[cdn-nucl-l] Major construction project cost overruns
I thought the similarity between this project and Darlington was quite striking
In fact, this is even worse...final cost of both projects is 14 billion but cost estimate at commencement of construction was 4 billion lower!
I wonder if they will be remembered 50 years from now has having promised "driving to cheap to meter"
Massachusetts' attorney general is demanding that contractors refund $108 million for poor work on Boston's "Big Dig," which is the biggest public works project!
history and has been plagued by leaks and delays.
Attorney General Tom Reilly's office plans to sue Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff and other companies if the two sides do not reach an agreement over some 200 complaints of shoddy work in putting a major highway running through downtown Boston underground, the Boston Globe reported on Saturday.
"It is something we are actively considering," Stephanie Lovell, the first assistant attorney general told the Globe in an interview, adding that the state has proof the contractors built a leaky roof and paved an uneven roadway.
According to the Globe, Reilly's office made in a February 7 letter, marking the first time he put a figure on how much money should be returned to taxpayers for a string of problems at the Big Dig. It is seeking $67 million from Bechtel and $41 million from other design companies.
A call to Reilly's office was not immediately returned.
Bechtel, one of !
world's leading engineering, construction and project management companies, is best known for having worked on building the Hoover Dam and the Hong Kong International Airport.
Costs for building the 7.8 mile underground roadway through Boston ballooned from under $3 billion to the current $14.6 billion. Contractors have worked more than 14 years on the project, which is now nearly completed.
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