Monday, September 18, 2006

Who's Paying for This?

Oh yeah, we are.
  • A published report said the final tab for the Dan Ryan Expressway reconstruction project could exceed $1 billion, almost twice the original estimate.The Chicago Tribune said rising costs for labor and materials are being blamed for the higher price tag.
Channel 5 and Channel 7 cover this atrocity. TWICE the original estimate? We really need to bring back horsewhippings. Big time.

13 Comments:

Blogger dilligaf said...

What happened to contracts? The contractor "bids" (in theory, I know) and there are usually penalties on the contractor if late, shoddy etc., materials went up in price, hey jag off, you figure cost in the bid. 14 more and away I go......

9/18/2006 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it'll probably cost us 2 billion and then Governor Blago will sell it or lease it to some private corporation after we, the taxpayers paid for it!

And I wonder what Blago promised Donahue to get that phony endorsement? Hmmmmm... makes me wonder.

9/18/2006 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, And why the hell is anyone surprised? Like this didn’t happen the last time they “fixed” the Ryan. 1st snow, and the plows tore the hell out of it! EVERY major construction project in this town goes over budget! Makes me wish I was still in construction! How much is Walsh making on this one?

9/18/2006 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Ted Kennedy and the rest of the "Big Dig" whores been seen visiting Blago or Daley lately?

9/18/2006 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's paying for it?

Look in a mirror and you will be looking at the sucker who will be pahying for it.

9/18/2006 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Malcolm X's little brother said...

More money into the coffers of rich European-American companies who are friends of King Richy and Prince Blago.

9/18/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dan Ryan expresway project over budget? Who would have thought? As fiscally responsible as our representatives in Springfield are how could this have happened? I don't know about the rest of you,but I find this mind-boggling...NOT!

9/18/2006 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time they did the Dan Ryan the used an experimental asphalt mix that didn't work out they way they thought,Obviously. This is a total reconstruction sewers base, concrete simialr to what they did on the Edens in 1979. That is holding up well.
Your post wishing to be back in construction shows a lack of knowledge of the materials and processes used today in road building.
Just because you laid sod doesnt mean you were in construction.

9/18/2006 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had one like this here in Massachusetts. You may have heard of it: "The Big Dig".

It started out at about $1 bil. It is up to $14.5 bil now and there is still more to be done. Oh, BTW, ours just collapsed and killed a Brazilian woman. So add on $10 mil OR SO from the law suit her family has filed. Oh, there's more: TRAFFIC IN BOSTON IS MORE FUCKED UP NOW THAN IT EVER WAS SINCE THE GODDAMN THING IS MOSTLY CLOSED NW BECAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT.

9/18/2006 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the south side answer to the bean?

9/18/2006 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds have ordered the city to pay $1 million in fines and grant returns for Richie Daley's Nacht und Nebel distruction of Meigs Field?

Is he going to pay this, or do we.

9/20/2006 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it every time I drive out of the State of Illinois there is less construction, the existing roads are in better shape and my ride is much smoother?

P.S.

The Word Verification SUX

9/20/2006 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malcomb x's little brother: Apparently you havent noticed the "monmority" contractors on the Dan Ryan..You can usually spot their work as it's being redone by some competent company

9/20/2006 11:19:00 PM  

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