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Joint Venture Recovers $183 million in Big Dig’s Final Lawsuit

Construction & Public Contracts

The final contractor dispute related to Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project, known as the Big Dig, has resulted in a landmark settlement totaling $183 million for contractors Tutor Perini, Kiewit Corp. and Jay Cashman. Hinckely Allen represented the construction joint venture in this settlement involving claims for delays, design defects, differing site conditions and other changes on rail and highway tunneling work under South Station. The final payment of $88.7 million of the settlement, reported in a recent Engineering News-Record article, concluded 15 years of litigation including 300 days of arbitration and was approved by the Massachusetts Transportation Department on November 19, 2014.

The massive project, which began in 1985 with a plan to reroute interstate highways through the city and build new tunnel and bridge infrastructure, was completed in 2007. Escalating costs, scheduling overruns, and several other issues with the project caused more than $1 billion in legal disputes

The Engineering News-Record story originally appeared on December 3, 2014.

The Boston Globe story originally appeared on November 23, 2014. Click here to find the full story.

Big Dig’s final case