Company fined $10K a day for I-26 widening delays

Published: Jul. 30, 2016 at 3:39 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2016 at 3:42 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Department of Transportation has fined a contractor $2.8 million for delays on an Interstate 26 widening project already eight months behind schedule.

The fines continue at $10,000 a day.

The agency said Friday work has progressed since the company contracted for the 10-mile project reorganized in June to replace Boggs Paving.

Scheduled for completion last November, the project should wrap up in September.

The agency's explanation comes a day after Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler demanded answers for the delay.

Anderson Columbia and Boggs Paving were jointly awarded a $75 million contract in 2013. A year later, Boggs' CEO pleaded guilty in North Carolina, and the company was barred from bidding on new contracts.

Anderson officials declined to comment. A message left at Boggs Paving wasn't immediately returned.

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