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A Montgomery County construction company says Luzerne County still owes the firm $147,467 for work done on a highway project in Jackson Township.

Blooming Glen Contactors, of Skippack, filed suit Wednesday in county court.

According to court documents, Blooming Glen entered into a $1.4 million contract with the county in 2009 for upgrades to Chase and Hillside roads, including new culverts and pavement.

While the work was substantially completed before December 2012, Blooming Glen says the county has refused to make payment on the outstanding amount, calling its responses “arbitrary and vexatious” and saying the county has not provided “any timely notice of deficiencies” regarding the work.

Blooming Glen alleges one count each of breach of contract and unjust enrichment. In addition to the outstanding money, the firm also seeks interest, costs and attorney’s fees.

The county’s chief solicitor. C. David Pedri, said assistant solicitor Stephen Menn has been handling the case. Menn said Wednesday afternoon that he had not yet seen the lawsuit.

“All I can tell you is that this is money that would generally come from PennDOT,” Menn said, adding that he plans to check with the county engineer’s office to learn whether there has been contact with state Department of Transportation officials regarding the funding.

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