Construction crews across F-M try to catch up after weather delays
FARGO — Due to last week's rains, construction crews have been playing catch-up this week.
Crews are trying to keep their pace going on the 52nd Avenue South project, where they have just starting to put down the main level of concrete. Meanwhile, in Moorhead, the weather, among other problems, have delayed the end of the underpass project until next summer.
Fargo city engineers said more dry days will help crews stay on the right track.
"Last week was a little bit of a setback, and we're on a really tight schedule with a very large, complex project down there on 52nd Avenue, so we need a little bit of help from the weather here to get to the end," said Kevin Gorder, a division engineer for the city of Fargo.
Gorder said once they keep getting drier days, the project on 52nd should move forward smoothly.
"As you get to this time of year, the daylight's getting a little shorter, we don't have quite the sun angle so it doesn't dry out as fast, so these days are really helping us right now to dry things back out again," he said.
Right now, the project is about 80% done. Gorder is hopeful the main line of concrete will be all in by the end of this week.