Century Avenue work behind scheduleThe Century Avenue road construction project may stretch into 2010.
By: Scott Wente, Woodbury Bulletin
The Century Avenue road construction project may stretch into 2010.
Woodbury city officials said weather problems and utility work have slowed progress on the expansion of Century Avenue from two lanes to four lanes.
The construction runs from about Woodbine Avenue, just south of I-94, to Lake Road.
Crews are trying to complete as much work as possible before the snow flies, but the project may not be done until next year, said John Luckfield, a city of Woodbury engineer technician.
“October was a terrible month for construction work,” he said this morning. “There is a good possibility that it may not be (complete before) the winter.”
However, Luckfield added, the project could move along faster if there is a late-season warm-up.
David Jessup, Woodbury public works director, told city council members Wednesday that the project status is on a day-to-day basis.
If the project is held over until next year, crews will modify “transition areas” entering and exiting the construction zone to make them safer for travel in the winter months, Jessup said.
See the Nov. 4 print edition of the Woodbury Bulletin for more on this and other local road projects.