|6/25/2013 11:55:00 AM|
Water project stays on schedule
By Jim Cornelius
|Contractor JAL got a one-time extension to pave during the morning due to chilly nighttime temperatures. photo by Jim Cornelius|
The Hood Avenue/Fir Street water project is on schedule for completion on June 30.
Paving is nearly complete where mains were laid on Hood Avenue, except where they connect with mains of Fir Avenue near Eurosports.
A paving crew worked during the day on Thursday to expedite the paving and keep on schedule. That got some folks' attention in town, as all work was supposed to be conducted at night to minimize disruption to businesses. City Public Works Director Paul Bertagna told The Nugget that contractor JAL Construction requested and received a one-day variance from the city council in order to work in daylight hours.
Blame the weather.
"We haven't had paving temperatures till 5 a.m.," Bertagna said. "When you're doing an overlay like that, the temperatures have to be right."
Bertagna said that business owners were generally unconcerned about the single day of daytime work, being interested in seeing the whole project wrapped up quickly.
The project, which will cost $243,744.50, was funded through the city's water fund and water system development charges (SDCs).
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