Jury orders Stark Excavation to pay Urbana $2.9 million over Windsor Road construction

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City of Urbana workers Christopher Gatsche, left, and Johnnie Wilson had their work cut out for them as they filled a vast number of potholes along Windsor Road, just east of Race Street, in Urbana, in 2014.

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URBANA — A Champaign County jury Friday ruled in favor of the city of Urbana in its lawsuit against a Bloomington construction company over the poor construction of a section of Windsor Road.

The jury ordered Stark Excavation to pay nearly $2.9 million to the city so it can repair and replace a section of Windsor between Race Street and Philo Road.

Stark built the new section of road in 2014, and it opened to the public in 2015. Shortly after it opened to motorists, unexplained cracks began to appear in road panels.

The city alleged that Stark had failed to build the road in compliance with contract specifications. Stark’s lawyer argued the company’s work was satisfactory and that the road’s problems were caused by flaws in the original road design.

The eight-woman, four-man jury deliberated for roughly eight hours over Thursday and Friday.

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