Montgomery County officials said Thursday that the $112 million Silver Spring Transit Center, which has been in limbo for months and is two years behind schedule, will open by September.
The project has been on hold since January after construction workers found problems with the building’s concrete. But at a County Council meeting Thursday, officials said they have made significant progress in determining what went wrong and expect to be able to start fixing the problem in April.
After decades of planning, numerous delays have caused the project to take more than five years to complete. The most recent snag came when the county alleged that construction workers improperly poured concrete on two floors of the building. Foulger-Pratt, the contractor in charge of construction, quickly fired back, saying the building was structurally sound.
After months of finger-pointing, the county and Foulger-Pratt are working collaboratively toward a solution, offciials said. “We are going to work on this together,” David Dise, the county official who oversees the project, said at the hearing.