The discovery of more bad soil on Broad Street is adding more cost to the Phenix City Streetscapes Project.
The project — to widen Phenix City's main street and create a more residential/pedestrian friendly feel for the thoroughfare and make needed improvements to a key city water line — was originally expected to cost $3,236,640 when contractor MBC-Southeast Inc. began work last July.
A change order last April added $81,283 in cost to the project and added some additional time to the project. The new change order totalling $64,257.89 will push the total cost of the project to $3,382,180.96 and push the total timeframe of the project to 511 days.
"We still hope to make the October timeframe," City Manager Bubba Roberts said during Tuesday's council meeting.
"The 511 days seems like 511 weeks or months," said Councilman Ray Bush.