- Associated Press - Sunday, December 25, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A 21-mile section of an Interstate 69 project is nearly a year behind schedule.

The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reports (https://bit.ly/2i5Cssk) that there was supposed to be stoplight-free drive from Blooming to Martinsville by now. Instead, contract disputes and permit issues means there’ll be a construction zone into next year.

The company hired to design and build the section is called Isolux Corsan USA. Company officials say the delay is due to bad soil tests and permitting, blaming the Indiana Finance Authority for not getting the right federal permission. However, the finance authority says the company is at fault.

The project completion date has been changed from last October to June next year.

___

Information from: The Herald Times, https://www.heraldtimesonline.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide