Among parts of the project that need completion are seeding of grass, with which the company now has done significant work; minor repairs to concrete work, which a sub-contractor is to complete this month; and repairs to logos that have been installed, Spinney said. A Jurgensen official was not immediately available for comment.
Spinney later told this media outlet that out of more than 100 parcels involved in the project, there were 3-4 parcels owned by various CSX entities that were needed for the road and bridge. Originally, project officials proposed to purchase the parcels outright with the belief that the remaining parts of the properties would not be useful on their own. But three years after the initial contact, the railroad wanted to sell only the parts that were needed for the project, Spinney said. Reappraisals were completed based on that request, and the prices were slightly lower than initial offers.
The railroad later said because the purchase of one property would limit access to another property CSX owned, it didn’t consider the offered price adequate. Construction officials have asked for an explanation and counter-offer, and still are awaiting it, he said.