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Avenue I construction put on hold

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 The long awaited completion of construction on Avenue I will now be taking even longer than originally expected.

Much of the public has been left scratching their heads about the progress on the busy Scottsbluff road. Now there is an answer.

The subcontractors working on the Avenue I project have defaulted on the subcontract.

The state granted liquidated damages, however subcontractors claim they cannot work and pay damages on the contract, so they pulled out of the job.

Scottsbluff City Attorney Howard Olsen made it clear that the council is not happy.

"How can the city council justify letting you off the hook on this?," asked Olsen. "How can they look their residents in the face and say,' well you know, we're going to let them off the hook on liquidated damages?'"

The subcontractors have now been asked to give updates on the project every two weeks.
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