State transportation officials say an Inglis road builder defaulted on a contract for an interstate interchange project in Pasco County.
D.A.B. Constructors Inc., which also has the Citrus County neighborhood road-resurfacing contract, defaulted on a Florida Department of Transportation contract for missing deadlines and construction milestones for an Interstate 75 project at State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel, an FDOT spokeswoman said.
FDOT officials said the project was behind schedule and raised those concerns to D.A.B. in November 2020. The result was the state setting a series of deadlines for the company to meet; on June 25, D.A.B. notified the state it was demobilizing from the project, FDOT spokeswoman Kristin Carson said.
FDOT has raised similar concerns about work delays for D.A.B. road-widening projects on U.S. 19. The state is considering liquidated damages for D.A.B. for the Homosassa project that is more than a year past due, and set milestones for D.A.B. to ensure the widening between Jump Court in Homosassa and Fort Island Trail in Crystal River finishes on time.
Updates on those projects from state officials were unavailable Friday.
D.A.B. also has a $3.4 million contract to resurface Citrus County neighborhood roads. The company in May sought a delay due to a shortage in labor and materials. The county commission agreed to extend the contract deadline to September; as of Friday, D.A.B. had completed 43% of the work and is on pace to finish by the new deadline, Public Works Director Randall Olney said.