Bob Hope Airport officials say they are grappling with higher than expected inspection costs tied to the construction of a new $112.6 million transportation center.
In March, Dan Feger, the airport's executive director, had asked the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for permission to tap roughly $1.4 million for change orders that included unforeseen field conditions and inspection services. Airport spokesman Victor Gill the money would come from a $5.4 million budget set aside for such changes.
The amount by which officials expect to exceed those original estimates won't be known until a future meeting on the status of the project.
Still, Feger said, they know the cost will be higher "based on the amount of inspection work we have to provide to make sure that the contractor is putting all that complex work in according to planned specifications."
Officials plan to provide a detailed presentation about the rising costs at a future meeting of the airport authority's operations committee.