Report: Bridge, Highway Repairs Millions Over Budget, Late

BOSTON (CBS) – Bridge and highway repairs in Massachusetts are millions of dollars over budget while running years behind schedule, according to a new report.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

After looking through four years worth of paperwork, reporters for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting found that nearly half of more than 1,000 road and bridge projects are over budget, and one-third are not completed on time.

In the past four fiscal years, contractors added the equivalent of 425 years to the construction schedules, costing the state more than $350 million in cost overruns, according to the center.

  • emom

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH,,,,,,, ROTFLMAO,,,HAHAHAHAH really now,,, like this is anything new in this state of affairs… the hill are jokes, they state they need to RAISE OUR TAXES TO OFFSET expenses YEAH THE EXPENSES OF HIGHLY PAID HACKS… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH THIS TOTALY TOO MUCH….

  • thetruth

    Don’t lump the recent work on the I-93 bridges outside of the city in with this report. Those workers have been doing a tremendous job at such a fast pace. How about you report how they will have the bridges done 14 bridges by the end of September 2011. What would have taken 4 years, will take a little longer than 4 months.

  • EVA

    its terrible how they start one project and leave it half done , never to be finished. Go to the over pass in JP at Forest Hills its horrible! that bridge started OCTOBER 2010 and has not been worked on since then! it has a gazillion potholes and traffice gets backed up to the rotary all the way to Centre St ; its a shame we pay so much taxes in this state because i dont see what we get for them!

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