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Weather, permitting issues delaying completion of Harbor Bridge Project

Posted at 3:50 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 20:05:39-05


The company heading up construction on the $800 million Harbor Bridge Project says they are behind schedule.

Speaking to the Nueces County Commissioners Court, Project Manager John Palmer with Flatiron/Dragados said that permitting issues and bad weather will keep the company from meeting a previously projected completion date of April 2020.

Palmer says Flatiron/Dragados is working with the Texas Department of Transportation to determine a new completion date, but the project is now expected to continue through 2020.

In a statement sent to KRIS 6 News today, Flatiron/Dragados said:

“FDLLC project management is working closely with TxDOT officials to evaluate and review the construction schedule.  The design-build project originally anticipated the completion of the new bridge by summer 2020, with demolition of the current Harbor Bridge expected to be completed by the fall of 2021.  Factors contributing to the need for revised completion dates include weather, local, state and federal permitting processes/requirements and other unforeseen circumstances.

FDLLC continues to collaborate with TxDOT to explore opportunities to minimize project schedule impacts and is committed to delivering a safe and high-quality project.  FDLLC will continue to provide updates to the public regarding construction progress, milestones and schedule updates, as they become available.”

For more information, visit the Harbor Bridge Project website here.