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The final bill is in — the City of Delta’s truck route cost approximately $34.6 million, well in excess of a 2012 project estimate of $28 million.
There are still some outstanding payments, finance director Tod DeZeeuw said, but a final settlement has been reached with the general contractor, Hamon Contractors, following a round of mediation in Denver last month.
Just days before the comment period ends for a plan to develop the Bull Mountain Unit, business leaders gathered at the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce to express collective support for the project.
The Bureau of Land Management is preparing a draft environmental impact statement on the proposal to drill up to 146 natural gas wells on federal and private property about 30 miles northeast of Paonia.