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Weather slows work on Railroad

Project is hitting its expected budget target

Adverse winter weather conditions, including an ice storm a couple of weeks ago, has pushed the estimated completion date of the City of Shelton's $2.6-million Western Gateway Project from Feb. 14 to early April.

That new forecast is "weather-dependent," City Manager Jeff Niten wrote in an email Tuesday responding to questions from the Journal.

"We can't lay down asphalt unless the temperature is 40 degrees and rising, among other things," he wrote.

That also means an extension of traffic disruptions coming into and leaving downtown Shelton on Railroad Avenue, which began in August. The projec...


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