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Rain Poses Challenges For Road Projects

KSAL StaffJuly 15, 2015

The rain this summer is a welcome change from the past couple of summers that produced drought conditions around central Kansas. While it has helped keep the area green, it has not helped outdoor construction projects.

Salina City Manager Jason Gage tells KSAL News that wet conditions have slowed down progress on a major project on a major road, reconstruction of Iron Avenue.

The first phase of the project, improvements from Penn Avenue to Ohio Street, began back in May. While it is progressing, it is not where officials had hoped it would be right now.

Gage is confident, though that it will still finish on schedule, before the end of September. He says that the setbacks have come early enough in the project that all it will take is a few dry days in a row to get back on track.

The second phase of the project will stretch from Penn Avenue to the downtown area. The final phase will then shift to portions of Iron Avenue east of Ohio Street.

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