Spokesman

Despite more than 40 inches of snow in February, the city of Redmond hasn’t received a time extension request from the contractor on its $6.9 million South Canal Boulevard project, City Engineer Mike Caccavano said Monday.

Knife River Northwest built an allowance for adverse weather into its schedule, Caccavano wrote in an email to the Spokesman.

“That may change if the weather continues on through March!” he said.

The project started in March 2018, with parts of South Canal Boulevard being closed at various times since then. A closure sign at the intersection with SW Veterans Way still says the closure is expected to end in April 2019, though the bottom part of the roadblocks were covered with snow.

Knife River announced in December it was suspending major construction for the foreseeable future because of winter temperatures. The closure had been planned, and some work on retaining walls, curbs and sidewalks took place in January and February, according to a Feb. 8 Knife River news release.

A Knife River representative had not responded to an email about the closure as of Monday morning.

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