Here's why the Passaic County courthouse project is way over budget

Source:, October 10, 2019
By: Richard Cowen

Restoration of one of Passaic County’s “sickest” buildings, the 120-year-old county courthouse annex, is behind schedule and running $2 million over budget due mainly to asbestos removal, officials say.

Built in 1899, the annex is so loaded with asbestos that workers are still removing the cancer-causing material more than a year after they began gutting the building. The contractor, H&S Construction and Mechanical of Elizabeth, has submitted 26 change orders since the project began in 2017, raising the cost of the contract from $8 million to $10 million.  Read more.

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