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Deficiencies in work delays completion of 10th Ave. project


Dave Faries

The construction on 10th Ave. has been silent since the City found problems with Werner Construction's concrete work. The project is expected to resume on Wednesday.

Rumors surfaced that Werner Construction, general contractor for the 10th Avenue improvement project, had abandoned completion after work stopped with the road still unfinished.

The reality is less dramatic, according to Sidney Public Services Director John Hehnke. Deficiencies with the installation of the new curb, gutter and pavement caused the delay.

"There were voids in the concrete and tears in the surface," Hehnke explained. "The flow line of the gutter wasn't consistent."

After recognizing the issues, city officials asked Werner Construction to make repairs before moving on to comple...

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