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Covell underpass delayed 140 days

Covell underpass delayed 140 days

Published: December 15, 2009 11:03pm

James Coburn

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A collective sigh came from members of the Capital Projects and Financing Task Force Tuesday afternoon when they learned the completion of the $6 million Covell Road Underpass has been delayed for an additional 140 days.

Eastbound and westbound traffic on Covell is closed between Broadway Ave. and Thomas Dr. This project will eliminate the at-grade crossing with the railroad tracks.

Public Works Director Herb Blomquist said delays have caused the contractor, Sherwood Construction Company, to request an extension from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The anticipated completion date had been set before January.

“We might be lucky if we get some decent weather between now and March to see it open a little sooner than predicted,” Blomquist said. “But I wouldn’t hold my breath.”... FULL ARTICLE

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