Lafayette to enforce contract on bridges

county_lafayette_greenDaily Journal

OXFORD – Lafayette County may pursue penalties to compel completion of four bridges on which progress has essentially stopped.

Supervisors voted Monday to authorize Road Manager Jerry Haynie and County Attorney David O’Donnell to take necessary steps to enforce Lafayette County’s contract with WG Construction Co. of Ripley to rebuild bridges on County Road 244, commonly known as Riverside.

“The board has given (the company) notice to get adequate materials and men and equipment on site,” said County Engineer Larry Britt. The 270 working days allowed in the $2.3 million contract have come and gone, he said, and a $650-per-day penalty applies.

Britt described the work as about 75 percent completed and said if it is not done by June 15, the county may enforce its claim against WG’s bonding company.

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