WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (1/2/13) - After three years, Webster County is prepared to settle the Blackford Bridge lawsuit against Intech Contracting, LLC and Tetra Tech, Inc.
“Last Friday (County Attorney Clint Prow) and I traveled to Bowling Green and met with the mediator,” Judge Executive Jim Townsend said. “Due to the time of the litigation and the possibility of a long fought case, we negotiated back and forth. Tetra Tech agreed to pay Webster County $150,000. Intech agreed to pay the sum of $10,000.”
In November of 2009 Clint Prow filed a law suit on behalf of the county against Intech Contracting, LLC of Lexington, and Tetra Tech, Inc of Louisville.
In October of 2003 Webster County entered into a professional agreement with these companies to restore the Blackford Bridge. As a result of what the county considers negligence in design and construction, the bridge has started deteriorating and will continue to cause the county to incur damages.
The suit was filed to get back at least a portion of Webster County’s losses on the project and after.
“Payment of that combined $160,000 will include a dismissal of all claims against those parties,” said Prow.
The Fiscal Court voted to accept the settlement.
Nine years after the original agreement to start construction and three years after the law suit was filed, the case now appears to be closed.
J-E News Editor
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