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October 19, 2013

Elm Street work comingto an end

Mayor: construction expected to be finished by end of month

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At the time, Kezer said he expected the project would be finished by early September, but the project wound up running into further delays because the contractor had to attend to other projects he’d scheduled after the Elm Street project was supposed to be finished.

“When we got hit with the delay on the gas line, it threw the contractor’s schedule off,” Kezer said.

Since work began on the new sidewalk bridge, jersey barriers have been erected along the side of the street across from the AL Prime Gas station. The barriers have created a tight bottleneck in the road near the entrance to downtown, and due to the delays, there have been long periods of time when no work was being done.

Kezer said his office has received numerous calls from residents concerned about the bottleneck created by the barriers over the past few months.

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