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Revive Klondike: will construction crews make deadline in less than a year?

The project started in the summer of 2018 with a two-year deadline. As construction crews inch closer to that deadline, officials are trying to stay on track.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 8:06 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—A West Lafayette construction project is moving along slowly. The Revive Klondike project is scheduled for completion in November 2020, but will it happen?

The project started in the summer of 2018 with a two-year deadline. As construction crews inch closer to that deadline, officials are trying to stay on track.

Mike Spencer, Assistant Director at the County Highway Department, told News 18 the main reasons for delays in this project are utility conflicts and boring issues. 

As we previously reported, the project is broken up into three phases.

Part of the first phase was completed in June, which was the new roundabout at Klondike and Lindberg Roads. Crews are still working to improve the railroad crossing and widen Klondike Road.

The second phase includes a new roundabout at Klondike Road and Cumberland Avenue. Work has not begun on the roundabout yet.

According to Highway Department Director Stewart Kline, crews will begin work on phase three of the project in early summer of 2020. 

Phase three includes closing a majority of Klondike Road from Cumberland Avenue to Sagamore Parkway to widen the road and build a drainage structure. 

With the scheduled completion date less than a year away, News 18 asked Spencer if he thinks it's possible to get every phase of the project done by the deadline.

Spencer said, "We hope to get done in 2020. We can always hope everything goes well."

Kline said inspectors are working to get boring completion dates. We will report that when it is available.

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