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FOLLOW-UP: Richfield Sewer Crews Work to Meet November Deadline; Delay Possible

However, a potential delay looms for the regional trail portion of the project.

, crews began working in Spring 2011 to complete the second phase of the by Nov. 15, which is the contract deadline date.

As part of the project to increase the sewer system's capacity, the reconstruction of the surface includes regional walking and bike trails and, according to City Engineer Kristin Asher, there could be an issue completing the regional pathway north of the Pleasant Avenue and 76th Street intersection on time.

"Xcel Energy has yet to begin their [underground] work between Pleasant Avenue and 76th/77th intersection," she told Patch in an e-mail. "That work needs to be completed before the contractor can construct the path on the north side."

While the north side may be delayed, Asher said she didn't see any reason that the south pathway, all of the roadway and boulevard streetscape wouldn't be completed by the Nov. 15 deadline. Richfield Patch will continue to update readers on this project.

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