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Massive Cost Overruns for Bergen County Justice Center expected to grow by $1.3M


JUNE 3, 2015, 7:50 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015, 9:25 PM

The Bergen County Justice Center project under construction in Hackensack will cost an additional $1.3 million to build and take about 14 months more to finish, county officials revealed Wednesday.

The freeholders approved a change order Wednesday that calls for paying $1,329,797 more to Gilbane Building Co., the New Brunswick-based construction manager overseeing the project.

The vote to approve was 4-0 with three freeholders absent.

The added payment will keep the firm on site for an additional 14 months beyond its original contract, which was to have expired on July 1, said Ray Dressler, the county’s public works director.

At $147 million, the multifaceted project was already the largest in the county’s history, even before Wednesday’s vote.

Besides a new six-story Justice Center on Court Street, the project includes a new Public Works garage in Hackensack, a Public Works facility in Paramus, a parking deck and renovation of the 102-year-old courthouse.

7 thoughts on “Massive Cost Overruns for Bergen County Justice Center expected to grow by $1.3M

  1. Typical government work.

  2. Shades of the Village Hall renovation project.

  3. And the $400,000 bathroom

  4. Try to build anything in NJ and this is what happens – thugs steal and taxpayers suffer

  5. Everyone gotta get their taste

  6. And now the idiots some of you voted in plan to build a $10 million parking garage. How much do you think that will wind up actually costing taxpayers?

  7. 12x or $120mn

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