“A resurfacing project on I-65 is causing damage to cars. From Prichard to the I-10 interchange, drivers have told News 5 cars are kicking up rocks, cracking windshields, and even causing dents.
Juan Puente lives in Semmes. He got on I-65 from Moffett Road and got off at Airport. He never expected such a short trip could cause so much damage. He said, “As soon as we got on, I started to get over to the middle lane and that’s whenever all these rock chips started coming out of nowhere… Once, you know, I was able to pass a car, I seen that it wasn’t a gravel truck, it was the actual road.”
The Alabama Department of Transportation sent News 5 a statement about the project. It says:
“The contractor is contractually responsible for third party claims. The contractor is Hosea O. Weaver and Sons Inc. ALDOT does not process final payment vouchers to the contractor until all third party claims are resolved. Also, the means and methods to perform the resurfacing work according to plans and specifications is determined by the contractor. The contractor has been making adjustments in their process to improve their operations.””
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According to one driver, they were at least able to file a claim with the contractor responsible for this project. Repairing rock chip damage on a windshield could cost up to $100. If longer and larger cracks form the number goes up. At some point, the damage may be too great and a windshield replacement is necessary costing hundreds of dollars.
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