Once 6 weeks behind, 70 work on track

70 @ White Oak, KYLE JAHNER — kjahner@newsobserver.com


kjahner@newsobserver.comJune 3, 2014


GARNER — Though weather pushed the U.S. 70/White Oak highway project about six weeks behind schedule at one point, the contractor believes it will still complete the $4.7 million project roughly on time.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation granted Fred Smith Company a 12-day extention to complete the project, moving the final completion date to Christmas, with paving and marking completed in early December. The company applied for the leeway after being held up by a number of days with rain or ground too wet to grade the road.

“At one point they drifted out six weeks or so behind. They really got aggressive in dedicating personnel to the project to get it caught up,” town engineer Tony Chalk said. “They were given a brief time extension but I don’t think they’re going to need that.”

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