SULPHUR — Sulphur officials say the Parish Road concrete paving project isn’t likely to be completed until October.
The original completion target was May. That was extended until the end of August.
Now, Public Works Director John Bruce said contractors expect to have the work completed by the end of October.
Bad weather has been blamed for at least some of the delay.
“Recently, they have had very good weather, allowing them to make up time,” Bruce said. “We are optimistic that the project can be accelerated and completed by the end of October, but we can’t promise that.”
On average, Bruce said it takes about 10 months to complete a 150-working-day construction contract. Construction was authorized to begin mid-June 2012. Bruce said contractor McManus Construction has paved Parish Road from Ruth to Crocker Street.
“We anticipated getting pavement up to Crocker Street by Aug. 15, so we are a little ahead of schedule on that,” he said.
Bruce said crews have recently begun construction on the west end of Parish Road between Picard and Eunice streets.
The cost of the project — which involves about 3,500 feet of concrete pavement — is about $3.2 million.
The project is funded mostly by a $2.2 million federal grant and a $260,000 grant from Calcasieu Parish.