Earlier this week, several Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials reported that the I-59/20 bridges could finish sooner than expected.
The bridges between I-65 and Red Mountain Expressway were closed in January of this year. Construction of the new bridges are expected to last 14 months.
Big Bonus for Finishing the Job Early
According to ALDOT, the contractor for the I-59/20 Bridges project will be fined $250,000 for every day work on the project continues past March 21, 2020.
If the contractor finishes the project before the deadline, the company will receive an incentive of the same amount per day for every day it can shave off the 14-month deadline, up to two months. The bonus would total $15 million.
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.