Road work contractors are playing the City like a fidle. They have found a new way to dodge the consequences of provided poor and tardy service. As the Free Press reports (emphasis added):
"Sacher also said that contractors have so much work that they don't expect to be able to meet the city’s timelines for completion — so they're including the penalties they expect the city to impose in the bids they’re making for the road work.
Wyatt, chairman of the committee, said the contractors would be paying the city penalties with the money the city paid them to do the work."