By ALEX WILLIS
Construction on Duplex Road in Spring Hill may take longer than the original expected completion date of April 2020.
The $28 million project has been ongoing since October of last year, and its completion date could be pushed to September of 2020 if exceptions are not made regarding a city ordinance.
City ordinance 16-13 places limitations on loud construction during specific hours and days.
Construction on weekdays is limited to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. During summer weekdays, construction is allowed between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Loud construction cannot take place on Sundays and certain holidays.
Project manager Ryan Kerry of Eutaw Construction requested some leniency regarding the ordinance at the Mayor and Board of Alderman meeting on Monday evening. He also mentioned having a previous request denied by City Administrator Victor Lay.
“What I’m concerned about is obviously finishing on time,” Kerry said at the meeting. “I think it’s in everybody’s best interest that we do try to hit the April 30, 2020 deadline. If we are not allowed to work the Saturdays, or not allowed to get a little compromise, then it could push the completion date out as far as six months.”
Vice Mayor Bruce Hull asked Kerry to put his request in writing, and to present it at the next meeting set to take place next month in June. If exceptions to the ordinance are granted, Spring Hill residents might see construction carry on past regular hours.