Construction in North Platte set back by inclement weather

Construction has been slow to start this spring and now summer because of cold temperatures and high moisture. (Source: Madison Clark\KNOP-TV)
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The rain that just wouldn't seem to go away has put North Platte road construction crews behind schedule.

Projects around town have been getting delayed all year because of cold temperatures and heavy moisture.

A new road by Iron Horse Park has been pushed back by months.

Many sewer projects in the south part of town were expected to be finished by June. But many are not expected to be finished until the fall now.

City Engineer Tom Werblow says this has been one of the roughest years for construction he's seen.

"Cold weather stops construction almost completely. If you're de-watering it freezes your water pipes. You can't do construction because equipment doesn't run properly. We had a lot of snow over the winter and rain this spring so all of those really limit the amount of work we can get done," said Werblow.

Werblow is hopeful that the warm weather we're in for now will help the crews catch back up to speed.

The main project that the town will see this summer is on Philip to Cottonwood. Construction will start in August and the road will be closed during that time.