A series of significant challenges hindered construction of the 11th Avenue North intersection, resulting in the continued closure of Industrial Road and Sugar Street. The project was on schedule for completion in November until an underground boring drill hit a 6-inch diameter abandoned steel pipe about 9 feet under the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks. UPRR was unaware that the pipe was under the tracks. The pipe was removed late fall/early winter 2017 but much of the remaining work including asphalt paving could not be done until temperatures rose. More information is detailed in the November 13, 2017 press release below.