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United States : MDOT Defends Construction Projects, Schedules.

The state's Department of Transportation is defending its record for highway construction projects, saying it has improved drastically in recent years.

The Chief Highway Engineer for MassDOT tells that is one of several "nightmare" projects that they inherited from a company called Roads Corporation that went bankrupt in 2005.

When Roads went bankrupt, around 20 projects were unfinished, including the Route 16 Bridge Project in Wellesley, as well as projects in Grafton and Palmer.

Construction sources tell us at the time, pre-qualification rules were too lax, and there were some red flags about Roads.

Since then Highway Chief Engineer Frank Tramontozzi says they have implemented new standards to tighten up the qualification process.

He says more changes will be put in place once they hire a new person to oversee the qualification process. You can check out highway projects in your town on MassDOT's website to see if they are on time and on budget.

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