Rain putting a damper on paving project

August 26, 2010 8:36:08 PM PDT
The construction zone on Glenwood Avenue in Five Points has been soaked by recent rains, which is delaying construction crews.Department of Transportation engineers confirmed Thursday that the resurfacing project will be delayed again because of the weather.

Crews had to stop work for at least three days, because of heavy downpours.

The repaving of Glenwood Avenue was supposed to be done by mid-June, but now it has been pushed to the end of September at the earliest.

The delays were caused after crews said they had to remove 50-years-old concrete and old trolley tracks near Five Points.

Another problem popping up in the project were bumps in the road that the DOT says was caused by the sealant used to seal joints in concrete below the pavement that stayed liquefied causing cracks and bumps in the asphalt paved over it.

Then just last week, crews hit a water line causing flooding in the area.

The project was supposed to cost less than $2 million, but it's at $2.5 million and climbing.

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