In a letter to the Mayor Minicozzi the commissioner of public works, Kenneth Arnold, states:
“The County has been informed of an unforeseen site condition related to the structural work on the Bayville Bridge during the full closure. This issue was not apparent during the engineering phase of this project and was only discovered when certain components were disassembled.
The County has held several meetings with the Designer, Construction Management Consultant, and Contractor to evaluate the field condition and develop the appropriate solution with the least impact on the project.”
The letter also states that they have hired a special inspector to supervise the ongoing work.
The work is expected to resume on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Upon completion of the work related to the unforeseen field condition, the Contractor will resume the regular Contract work with an expected duration of approximately twenty two (22 days, barring any additional unforeseen conditions. Therefore, the anticipated opening date of the roadway is projected to be mid to late April.