Improvements to South Donaghey Avenue should be wrapped up soon, according to Conway City Engineer Ronnie Hall.

JCI Construction Co., of Mayflower, began the project on a section of South Donaghey Avenue extending to Woodland Springs Subdivision last fall.

Since then, Hall said, the project has been delayed several times due to excessive rainfall and utility relocation issues.

“There were utilities to be relocated there before (JCI Construction Co.) could do their work,” Hall said. “But they tried to work among them.”
Work began on the east side of the section of roadway in September. 

Hall said the east side of the road was “put back into shape” in May, in between numerous rainfall events.

Shortly after beginning the work on the west side of the road, Hall said, construction was again impeded upon the discovery of three phone cables that AT&T had not relocated.

Hall said workers continued laying pipe and relocating the cables themselves until running into more conduit near Moix Boulevard. 

“And that was impossible for them to do. They had to wait for AT&T to move it, which they did, in July.”

Another construction delay included the relocation of sewer lines by Conway Corp. 

“They’re out there now finishing laying pipe. As soon as that is done, they’ll finish the earth work and asphalt paving, and it will all come together fairly quickly.”

Hall said the project should be completed by the end of October.

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