Pat Boyle, a construction engineer in Norfork with the Nebraska Department of Roads, says the heavy equipment, orange cones and barricades will be going back into storage very soon.
“There’s always a push in the fall to get projects done,” Boyle says. “These contractors bid projects all year long and then they have to deal with the weather. This year, the weather’s actually been fairly good. I believe all of our projects will be buttoned up before the snow flies.”
A construction project on Highway 81 in northeast Nebraska is almost complete but the nearby project to resurface several miles of Highway 12 may take another month to finish.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton