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Despite Mother Nature’s repeated tantrums lately, the weather hasn’t had much of an impact on construction season.
“It really hasn’t had any impact at this point because nothing was really scheduled to have started yet,” City Engineer Lance Meyer said.
Despite there being piles of snow still on the ground and constant run-off pouring into storm drains as the snow melts, Meyer said 2022 is tracking similar to most other years, with projects scheduled to begin in mid-May.
“If you have a really nice spring, maybe you can get started the last week in April, but that doesn’t happen very often because we have to wait until the frost is out of the ground,” he said.
If more snow falls or unusually cold weather returns, that could change construction timelines. But the forecast includes potential temperatures in the 50s and 60s in the next week or so, which will help melt snow and remove frost from the ground.
“I think we’re hopefully looking at a pretty normal spring start to construction season,” Meyer said.