Construction Projects Move Forward Despite Rainy Weather
ST. CLOUD -- More than 10 1/2 inches of rain has fallen in central Minnesota this spring, but it has had a limited effect on two major road construction projects.
Tim Paul is a Senior Engineering Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Project Manager for the Diverging Diamond Interchange at Highway 15 and Stearns County Road 120. He says it has been a roller-coaster spring as they fell behind schedule early because of the snow, then got ahead of schedule but ultimately lost time due to recent rains. Weather permitting Paul expects the project to be done by the October 21 deadline.
Dan Labo is the Project Engineer for the I-94 resurfacing project. He says that project isn't behind schedule because they were able to do concrete removal in the rain.