Changes boost CR 804 project costs |

Changes boost CR 804 project costs

The Grand County Board of Commissioners has approved two change orders for the County Road 804 Project.

The change orders, executed with Everist Materials LLC, result in a total $122,645 price increase for the project.

The project entails replacing an existing water line that runs beneath CR 804 in Fraser and resurfacing and widening of CR 804 near its intersection with U.S. Highway 40 and installing a pedestrian walkway.

Issues with the project arose in August when it was discovered that a subcontractor had misjudged the soil composition beneath the road.

Large cobble was found shallower than anticipated, which complicated pavement removal.

Additionally, a culvert that did not exist was identified in pre-construction survey work and thus was not figured into the scope of the project, and another storm drain installation was added to the project, according to the change orders.

About $116,740 from the total price increase will go toward modifying the project’s scope related to pavement removal.

Of that figure, the Town of Fraser will pay $28,945.41 and the Winter Park Ranch Water and Sanitation District will pay $18,307,21.

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