Construction continues on Sowell Rd.

Published 8:18 am Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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An update regarding Sowell Rd. was shared with the city council at the Monday workshop.  Russell Holland, vice president of Southern Engineering Solutions addressed the council.

“I hate to throw numbers out there,” said Holland.

“They completed milling from Underwood Street to the southern end on Friday and had intentions of being back today to finish up the milling process, and obviously it didn’t work out with the weather,” he continued.

Moving equipment into the area on Thursday, construction workers were able to complete some work last week and look to complete the project within the year.

“If we had good weather, there is no doubt in my mind they would be done with the paving in one week,” said Holland.

You really are looking at 4 days of work to be completed with the resurfacing efforts,” he added.

Hopeful for an answer, Holland concluded, “I think all of us are fed up with it, just giving you all an update. Sorry it has taken so long. We are at the mercy of the DOT and it is a bad place to be in.”