Rain won't delay street work
At Tuesday morning’s meeting, contractors said that morning’s rain wouldn’t impede progress much.
“It won’t delay us past today,” said Dustin Keller of Keller Paving. “It will just make everything muddier.”
In fact, Pinky’s Aggregate was back at work on the underground pipes by noon that day.
Dale Honsey, owner of Pinky’s, said the underground work will move much more quickly as the project moves into the residential portion of the street.
“One inch copper is a breeze compared to two inch,” he said. “Two inch is twice the size and takes twice the time.”
Velva City Commissioner Scott Blotter asked about the pace speeding up even more when work moves to the west side of the street.
“It won’t take near as long to come back down the street,” Honsey said. “We’ll just be doing tie-ins, not replacing the lines.”