Northgate project delayed several days

POSTED: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 3:12pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 4:03pm

COLLEGE STATION -- A $3.7 million dollar project that was supposed to be completed today in College Station has been delayed because several materials haven't arrived on the site yet so Lauren Holman finds out if the project will be wrapped up by next week's first home game against Florida.

It's crunch time in the Northgate District as workers rush to finish the pedestrian safety improvements project.

"They're trying to force everyone on the sidewalks so you have bicyclists, skate boarders, pedestrians, you've got everyone walking so it just becomes a funnel and a big pain in the rear-end because everyone is trying to get to class," said Texas A&M sophomore, Josh Glover. "It just makes your walk that much longer and harder."

Construction began several months ago and was supposed to be done by today but some of the materials needed to finish the project haven't come in yet, pushing back the completion date by several days.

"It's been a major set back just trying to drive down the road and have to face all this construction," said junior Caleb Magness.

Glover adds, "It's just poor planning so it's very frustrating."

TxDOT tells us as soon as the retractable bollards and pedestrian wall fence posts come in the project will be done.

And manager of Dixie Chicken, Clifford George, says the end couldn't come any sooner.

"We're expecting one of our largest crowds ever hopefully so it just needs to be done."

Just in time for the thousands of fans expected to come to Aggieland for next week's first SEC game against Florida.


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