What does “Extra Work” mean in a road construction context?
Extra Work has a plain meaning to most folks, whether involved in the road construction industry or not. But for those involved with delivering on road construction contracts, Extra Work also has a very important, specific meaning.Read more
Extra Work is defined in many states as work that is not provided for, or budgeted for, in the original contract documents, but is deemed essential to complete the contract in a satisfactory manner. Extra work is approved and authorized by the Engineer on a project. The term “Extra Work” is used extensively throughout road construction contracts, standard specifications, and bidding documents, so Contractors must be familiar with the term and its meaning within the industry.
Contractors must also be careful to receive authorization to perform extra work, or they may have difficulty receiving compensation for their efforts. Clear communication between all parties ensures that this potential problem can be avoided ahead of time.