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Missouri Department of Transportation

Kansas City, MO: (Aug-31-07) Damon Pursell Construction, a Kansas City contractor, brought a lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), alleging that the MoDOT had misrepresented the quantity and type of subsurface materials that the contractor was likely to encounter during construction of the Bruce R. Watkins Expressway. The suit claimed that Damon Pursell's $9.1 million contract with MoDOT called for it to provide preliminary earthwork for a span just north of Truman Road to 20th Street and from 25th Street to 30th Street; and that MoDOT and its design engineer, HNTB, had assured Damon Pursell that it would not be necessary to haul in clean dirt for the project because there would be enough clean dirt from the excavation work. Damon Pursell stated that MoDOT breached contract as that did not prove to be the case and that the contractor had to haul off more than 184,000 cubic yards of rock and excess material. MoDOT claimed that Damon Pursell had mismanaged the excavation operation.

In a settlement reached, a Cole County jury has awarded $2.27 million to Kansas City contractor Damon Pursell Construction for work it performed on the Bruce R. Watkins Expressway in the late 1990s. [KANSAS CITY STAR: EXPRESSWAY CONSTRUCTION]

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Published on Sep-4-07


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