Augusta leaders are not happy with what’s happening with a major construction project.

As we first reported the $18 million dollar Transit Maintenance and Administrative building is behind schedule and now costing more money.

A commission committee approved $200 thousand dollars in change orders.

Work has been delayed, causing the price to go up. 

“Time costs us money and from the time that we started project until now prices have gone up everywhere and we just have to be considerate to the fact,” said Commissioner Dennis Williams.

“They’re blaming rainy weather and unstable soil.”

“Yes over in that area yes and we’ve had a lot of rain,” said the Commissioner. 

Some commissioners complained project mangers should have detected the soil problems before construction got underway.

The city administrator is telling commissioners the office will look at improving that in the future.