Repairs being made to Big Sandy Superstore Arena plaza
HUNTINGTON — Sections of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena’s plaza are being redone after portions of concrete were found to be flaking due to a contractor error.
Bryan Chambers, communications director for the city of Huntington, said when the flaking was first noticed, a core test was done that determined that when the plaza was renovated in 2016, the concrete was poured too wet.
Chambers said the company that originally completed the renovation, Wolf Creek Contracting Co. of Waterford, Ohio, is now responsible for making the necessary repairs.
Chambers said the work is being done at no cost to the city because of a stipulation in the contract that states the company is responsible for all repairs they are found to be at fault for. Weather permitting, Chambers said the work should be complete by Aug. 8 for the truTV “Impractical Jokers” event starring The Tenderloins.
Thus far, Chambers said no shows have been canceled or rescheduled due to the renovations.
In April 2016, the Huntington City Council approved the renovation of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena’s plaza. The renovations cost a total of $265,542 and were paid for using arena bond proceeds.
Improvements to the plaza included removing and then replacing the concrete to make the surface even with the street, adding two light poles along 8th Street and adding a bus lane, also along 8th Street.