Construction in North Platte set back by inclement weather

Construction in North Platte set back by inclement weather

The rain that just wouldn’t appear to leave has put North Platte street construction teams bogged schedule.

Ventures around town have been getting postponed all year due to cold temperatures and substantial moisture.

Another street by Iron Horse Park has been pushed back by months.

Numerous sewer projects in the south part of town were relied upon to be done by June. However, many are not expected to be done until the fall now.

City Engineer Tom Werblow says this has been one of the most unpleasant years for development 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 cheerful that the warm climate we’re in until further notice will enable the teams to 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.