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Contractor Agrees to Pay $1.5M Over Contaminated Fill

October 21, 2022

Via: ENR

A contractor working on a highway project in Rhode Island has agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines and its former project superintendent pleaded guilty to criminal charges in deals with the U.S. Attorney’s Office over improperly sourced fill that did not meet environmental requirements.

Barletta Heavy Division Inc. is the lead contractor of the design-build joint venture awarded a $247.6-million contract for Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation (RIDOT)’s Route 6/10 interchange project. In addition to reconstructing the interchange, the project includes removing or replacing seven structurally deficient bridges.

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