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Nederland Avenue date detoured again

NEDERLAND — Travel down Nederland Avenue will be complicated a little longer than expected as the completion date was pushed back to the week before Thanksgiving, Director of Public Works Robert Woods said at a city council meeting Monday.

Inclement weather played a role in the decision to push back the timetable along with some areas needing more work than previously expected.

The project’s original completion date was the end of October. This is the second time the road’s projected end date has been moved. In August, the project was pushed back a week to the beginning of November.

“We need people to stop doing the rain dance,” City Manager Chris Duque joked.

The total amount of workdays added to the end of the project is about 25 days, Woods said.

“There have been other factors outside of the weather,” Duque said.

In July, the city learned that some of the base material heading towards Twin City Highway was worse than they previously believed.

“We are aware of the goal dates,” Woods said. “The week before Thanksgiving, we should have a lot of it done. All that will be left is just some miscellaneous work like markings and stuff.”

Duque said there would be a slight change to the Homecoming parade route Oct 12.

“Instead of taking 12th Street, they’ll cross over at 13th Street,” Duque said. “We will be able to maintain the same route for the Christmas parade that everyone is used to, weather permitting.”