Commission compensate construction companies for time lost

ASOTIN, WA - Asotin County Public Works Director Jim Bridges requested a change order for the Ten Mile Bridge project.

The discovery of human remains during the project halted construction in back in December, and the construction companies are requesting to be compensated for that time.

"Due to that discovery, and per our 'Inadvertent Discovery Plan' we had to cease work within that area within a one hundred foot radius of that area," said Bridges. "This caused our subcontracted Debco to lose production, lose time because they could not work in that area."

The commission approved the change order to give Debco Construction and Jennings Northwest about $36,000. The bridge project was set to be wrapped up last week, however due to uneven levels on the road, they won't start paving until next week.

Years of litigation between a county resident, and disagreements with other entities involved including the Nez Perce Tribe have put off the completion of the project until this year.