FDOT’s Flagler Bridge Replacement Project Draws Criticism

CBS 12.com looks at FDOT’s Flagler Bridge replacement, reporting that the design-build project is two years behind schedule and $11 million over budget. The bridge will span the intracoastal waterway linking West Palm Beach with the Town of Palm Beach. A project spokesperson tells the station, “During the course of any construction project, the original contract amount can increase because the scope of the project has changed, additional work may have been added or issues occur in the field that impact the contractor’s schedule of activities. Often incidental costs due to unforeseen circumstances accrue throughout the life of a project. This isn’t unusual on major construction projects.”