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Construction crews installed 14,000 linear feet of curb last week on the new portion of Richmond Way. The new road will extend Richmond Way east to 140th Street.

Richmond Way behind schedule

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Abnormal amounts of rain this summer have thrown a major wrench in road construction plans -- that means Richmond Way will not be open for the start of the school year.

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The new road, which will extend east to to 140th Street, was scheduled to be completed by Aug. 15.

"And we even built in a cushion to account for rain," said Dan Koski, city engineer. "We just didn't know we'd have this much rain."

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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