Sarasota County commissioners approved the fifth change order for the North Cattleman Road Improvement Project Tuesday, March 5, at its regularly scheduled meeting.
A change order is an adjustment of a project's scope and associated costs. This order will add roughly $248,000 to the $20.7 million agreement with Prince Contracting LLC.
Sarasota County Program Manager Thai Tran explained the contract amendment was required to support landscape and irrigation, utility and lighting improvements, plan revisions, and debris removal.
The county has revised the contract five times since February last year, by a total of $6.2 million for the construction of a 2.7-mile, four-lane roadway connecting Richardson Road to Desoto Road. The project abuts the south end of Nathan Benderson Park.
County staff expects Prince Contracting to complete construction in May.