But MnDOT determined it needed to accelerate the project and reached an agreement with the Lunda/Ames design-build team last week to move up the opening of the U.S. 61 span to four lanes to December 2013, said Kevin Gutknecht, an agency spokesman.
will use the $2.1 million primarily to cover anticipated overtime costs, Gutknecht
MnDOT will pull the money from the project's contingency fund set aside for "risk management," he
"There's road user cost at play here," he
The claim is meant to cover the costs it took to get the project up and going again, Gutknecht