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Rain slows street construction

Staff writer

All of Adams Street in Hillsboro from First Street north to Highway 56 was scheduled to be closed starting March 20, so that Vogt’s-Parga, the prime contractor, could move earthwork equipment into place. However, recent rains have changed the schedule.

“Rain has slowed it all down,” City Administrator Larry Paine said. “They haven’t ordered the survey stuff in there yet so parts of Adams Street are open in sections.”

Drainage work on culverts in the area continues, necessitating closure of several access streets. But Paine said those living in the area and others driving through have adjusted admirably.

“People are avoiding the area,” he said. “It is so quiet compared to what it used to be.”

Paine anticipated the entire street would not close until for-casted rain cleared and some drying occurred.

He said once the Adams Street project began, the street could be closed until somewhere around May 1.

“This is only an estimated completion date as there are a lot of factors, in addition to more rain, that could change this date,” he said.

Last modified March 22, 2012

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