Construction adjustments for South River Road
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Although South River Road is open for travel, small areas of the construction need to be re-done.
Monday morning the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners discussed grievances with the fencing construction along the north side of South River Road.
This includes wiring installed on the north of the fence’s west end, allowing cattle to push through the barrier and escape.
Also needing fixed are a few of the fence posts on the northeast corner of South River Road. Fence posts by the stop sign at Buffalo Bill Road do not stand up straight.
“I’m disappointed. Disappointed in myself for not supervising the construction workers closely, I didn’t realize when we hired a professional fencer, that every step of the way they needed to be supervised,” said Jerry L. Woodruff, the commissioner for District 5. “So I apologized for that. But I’m disappointed as well, It needs to be done correctly, and I’ve told the land manager one day last week, it will be done correctly even if I have to do it myself.
Walker Stewart of Stewart Construction and Fencing said his company will work on making those adjustments as soon as possible.
“I wasn’t trying to argue,” Stewart said. “I take a lot of pride in my work, and I’ll do this, I’ll go ahead and get it fixed the right way, because I do take pride in my work, but that should have been specified in the bid. People say they’ve done things for 70 years, there’s 100 ways to skin a cat. Again, I’ll fix it, I’ll fix it, but next time for everybody, it should’ve been in the paperwork.”
Stewart said the adjustments will start in the next week or so, and should be completed by mid-July. The cattle have since been moved to a different section the property. South River Road is still open for travel.
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