The deadline for relocation expenses stemming from the Monterey Bridge construction project has come and gone, according to United Consulting’s Jeff Larrison. He told the county commissioners that he received a notice explaining the the deadline has passed and some expenses still had not been turned in, raising the question of whether or not the commissioners would like to still allow those expenses to be filed.
Larrison said the deadline was Aug. 31, and the affected parties had been given numerous notices. The expenses were spread out over several months, Larrison said, and it is up to the commissioners if they want to allow the parties to submit expenses. Commissioner Larry Brady made a motion not to accept late reimbursement requests, and the motion was unanimously approved.
The Monterey Bridge project continues to move along smoothly, however, as Bret Smiley, construction manager with United Consulting, told WKVI that concrete had been poured for the rail wall, the bridge deck and approaches. The road work recently began with a temporary road built for emergency vehicles in case police, ambulance or fire need to utilize a quick route. A seven-mile detour is in place for travelers around the construction work.
Barring any weather-related issues, Smiley doesn’t foresee any more problems and the project should finish ahead or on schedule. The project is expected to be finished Nov. 29.