BEND, OR -- There’s an unusual bonus coming for the contractor of an upcoming Bend street project in Bend, if they finish the job early. The Southeast Sewer Interceptor project is being put out for bid right now. It will stretch along 27th Street from Reed Market, north to Medical Center Drive and will impact the heavily traveled Highway 20 intersection.
He admits it's a switch from the typical scenario of penalizing the contractor for going beyond the agreed-upon finish date. "In this case we’re essentially reversing that saying for every day the contractor finishes early, those same instead of damages, would be savings that are accrued to the contractor."
The lengthy sewer interceptor project will require a deep trench the width of 27th Street. Work is expected to begin late this spring and last through 2017.