Construction workers at the site of a planned highway interchange near the Houston area face widespread problems in digging up the asphalt and repairing the roadwork, a construction industry group said Tuesday.
The Associated Builders and Contractors of America said the problem extends to the highway project that has been on hold for months, and the state’s Department of Transportation said it has been in contact with the group to discuss the problem.
The agency said it’s working with contractors and the contractor to address issues.
The department is notifying all contractors involved in the project and expects to complete the work as quickly as possible.
The road is scheduled to open in 2018.
The construction work was put on hold after Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott and the Legislature voted to delay the project.
The governor said he would push for construction to start in 2019, but the state legislature has not set a date for a vote on a new project.
It is not clear how many contractors are involved in this project.
We are working with them to ensure this project is done on time and to ensure that this project will not result in any disruption to construction activities.
The state has asked the federal Department of Homeland Security to assist with its investigation.
In a statement, the department said it is “committed to ensuring that all projects are safe, environmentally sound and financially sound.”
Construction was originally expected to begin in 2019 and be completed by 2022.
The highway is the latest project to be delayed due to the state government’s refusal to pay contractors, as it tries to recover $1 billion in debt it incurred for the project that failed to move forward after Abbott and other Republicans seized control of the Legislature.