McCullough Street still under construction

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Update: Wed. Nov. 5, 3:24 p.m. Item tabled. (additional information in story) 

The San Benito City Commission discussed on Tuesday evening approving a change order in the amount of $29,000 to continue reconstruction work on McCullough Street.

The road, which was originally approved for construction from Line 17 to Business 77 in April 2013 is currently still under repair.

According to Mayor Celeste Sanchez, the “street calls for eight inches of material.”

Originally, the plan was for eight inches of flex base. Of that, according to Sanchez, four inches were new material. The other four inches were planned to consist of salvaged material.

However, when construction crews sent the flex base material to be salvaged for a lab analysis, it was deemed no longer useable.

As a result, the change order calls for the $29,000 to pay for the full eight inches of flex base.

“There is no salvage material that’s worth reusing, so they’re going to have to bring in new material … the $29,000,” said Sanchez.

Commissioners were expected to discuss these matters and more during a regular meeting on Tuesday.


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