The Marshall County Commissioners approved a rather large change order during their meeting Monday morning for the 7th Road project.
At the previous meeting, Bart Trester from USI told the commissioners that unsuitable soil was found along the project route. Upon testing, it was found that the soil had a high organic compound which is not stable for construction. A soil bore had been conducted prior to the start of the project, but the soil composition was found to change frequently along the route. Trester explained that the organic soil needs to be removed.
The commissioners approved a change order this week in the amount of $564,594 to have that soil hauled from the site.
The project includes an extension of 7th Road or 7B Road from Pine Road to Linden Road.