IN Contractor Refusing to Pay $5M Over Asphalt Issues

INDOT demands complete redo and reimbursement; contractor claims INDOT conducted technically flawed post-completion forensic testing that caused the cracking

Fort Wayne construction company Brooks Construction is refusing to repay more than $5 million to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) over issues of asphalt roads cracking only three years after they were paved.

Indiana Investigating $71M Crumbling Asphalt Issue

Brooks Construction claims the agency tested its mixture 72 times during construction.

INDOT sent a letter to Brooks Construction in September demanding a complete redo of the roadwork and $5.1 million reimbursement.

Brooks Construction claims the cracks stem from "technically flawed post-completion forensic testing" which INDOT performed in 2014 and 2015.

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