Delays For Sutter Creek

Delays For Sutter Creek

Project delays at the City's two major bridge construction projects and fund-raising for the Knight's Foundry topped last night's agenda of the Sutter Creek City Council.  City engineer Gary Gio reported to the Council on delays on both the Badger Street Bridge currently underway and the planned replacement of the Main Street Bridge.  Due to delays with the review process and issues related to relocating the utility lines that use the bridge, the project will now not start construction until 2018, instead of the previously planned started time of Spring of 2017.  Once construction on the bridge begins, one-way traffic restrictions on Main Street are planned for several months.  The Badger Street bridge project, which started work in June, has seen several delays, including Regional Water Quality violations due to materials entering the creek.  Completion remains uncertain with winter weather well underway, giving limited days to work on the project and temperatures that may be too low to lay pavement.

A more optimistic appraisal was made of the city's ability to raise some $325,000 needed to purchase the contents of the historic Knight's Foundry.  The land and buildings have been donated to the city, with the transaction being finalized on the last day of 2016.  The City Council rejected a proposal to use the City's General Funds for the purchase, but instead raise the money from private sources.  The City has until October to raise the money.

 

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