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Weather slows work on Railroad

Project is hitting its expected budget target


January 12, 2023

Gordon Weeks

New sidewalks have recently been poured along West Railroad Avenue as part of the City of Shelton's Western Gateway Project. Inclement weather has pushed the $2.6-million project's expected completion date into early April.

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 pro...

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