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Last updated 4:37PM ET
September 20, 2018
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Renovation of Wheeling Tunnel over budget
(WOUB) - Highways officials say renovation of the Wheeling Tunnel could cost more than one (m) million dollars more than expected because of outdated specifications and plans.

Division of Highways District Six Construction Engineer Danny Sikora says the project's specifications and plans were developed about four years ago and don't reflect deterioration since then.

Sikora says the project will require more demolition work and more tile and mortar. He says the project is already $400,000 over budget.

The DOH set a construction deadline of 111 days for the eastbound tube but the general contractor says that's no longer realistic. Project superintendent Bob Jackson with Velotta Company says the additional demolition work will delay the renovation's completion.

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