The low temperatures and snow meant that paving work on 7th Avenue had to stop during the major snowstorm two weeks ago.
However, when temperatures went back up crews got right back to work and started finishing major portions of the 7th Avenue project. Just last week, the last bit of water utility work was completed and then the final sanitary sewer work. With those done, only a bit of storm line work remains until all utility work in the project is completed.
Outside of the utility work, crews only have a block of concrete and roadwork to finish.
Originally slated to reopen Nov. 15, the 7th Avenue and 16th Street intersection will have to remain closed a bit longer because of the delays caused by the storm.
Project officials are planning to substantially complete the project, and open 16th Street, on November 27, the day before Thanksgiving — this, of course, is weather permitting.