Annual summer maintenance work in the City of Clinton will be delayed in 2020 because of the coronavirus.
Public Works Director Steve Lobb tells Regional Radio News, they are working through their planned projects but the pandemic is delaying a lot of things on their calendar this year.
According to Lobb, if they cannot get their annual seal-coat work done by mid-September, it will have to be put off until next year. He is not anticipating that happening but the work will be delayed.
Public works is an industry with work to be done and not always the time nor manpower and not to mention funding that continues to flatline while costs increase. Lobb says this year that issue is compounding due to all the unforeseen circumstances.
Lobb indicates they anticipate the Center Street project to get started July 6, the Monday after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. We'll have more on that project next week on Regional Radio News.