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.
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"The 511 days seems like 511 weeks or months," said Councilman Ray Bush.