I-59/I-20 bridge contractor's history of federal fines

I-59/20 interchange with I-65 in Birmingham (

California-based Granite Construction is the company that’s been working on the second phase of the I-59/I-20 Bridge Replacement Project in downtown Birmingham.

They were on the job when construction issues prompted the shutdown of part of Malfunction Junction in the city.

The ABC 33/40 News I-Team took a closer look at Granite Construction. We found a history of federal fines over the past few years.

Here’s a snapshot of Granite Construction’s federal settlements:

The Alabama Department of Transportation says Granite Construction crews were installing a steel girder when a beam started slipping.

That prompted the shutdown of I-59/I-20 southbound at the I-65 interchange, the rerouting of traffic, and traffic jams.

ALDOT is paying Granite Construction nearly $209 million to redesign and construct new interchange ramps as part of the I-59/I-20 bridge project.

Granite is a publicly-traded company. It’s one of the largest infrastructure contractors in the United States.

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