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Restore Sagamore Project hits a road block

Construction on a portion of the Restore Sagamore is being pushed back another three to five weeks.

Posted: May 29, 2018 10:56 PM
Updated: May 30, 2018 9:43 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Construction on a portion of the Restore Sagamore is being pushed back another three to five weeks.

The project was set to wrap up on July 2, but now it could carry into August.

Crews found a gas main that has to be moved before work can be complete. City Engineer Jeromy Grenard said even with the delay, drivers will have much better access than before.

"Between Earl and Sagamore Parkway it will be open fully east-bound but not west-bound because that's where the gas main is located that we are re-locating, and then on the east-side of Sagamore Parkway we will be opening in both directions," said Grenard. 

Owner of Performance Sound and Graphics Kevin Critser, is no stranger to construction.


"It doesn't make any of us happy here, we've seen a decrease in business over 80 percent," said Critser. 

Like many business owners in Lafayette, he's had to deal with all that's come with the Restore Sagamore Project. It hasn't been easy, and after the news he got this week, he fears it's only going to get harder.


"We rely on this time of the season to stay ahead for the winter months," said Critser. 

Grendard said the city is working hard to accommodate all of the businesses the delay could impact. 

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