HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown will pay a Pennsylvania contractor $2.1 million to finish the road construction project on Jonathan Street.
On Tuesday, the Hagerstown City Council voted 5-0 to award the contract to Charles E. Brake Co. of St. Thomas, Pa.
Charles E. Brake Co. was hired because the original contractor, Ardent Co. of McLean, Va., said it couldn't finish the job within the $3.7 million cost of the original contract.
City Engineer Rodney Tissue said before Tuesday's council meeting that the project hit a snag last year after workers discovered an unusually large amount of subsurface rock. The rock caused delays because it had to be removed before workers could replace a sewer line, he said.