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COVID-19 slows new Morehead Police/911 Center construction

Sep 14, 2021

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While progress on the City of Morehead’s new Police and 911 Center is becoming more evident, the past month of construction saw some delays brought forth.

Bill Barker with the firm Packs + Walker gave an update on the work during the regular September meeting of Morehead City Council.  Calling the month disastrous, Barker says a significant amount of the jobsite employees were affected by a COVID outbreak, with crews now having to catch-up.

There was also an issue with a wrong-sized bond beam being installed, calling for a correction in the project.  Still, City Planner Rodney Fouch says despite the snags, the city is not incurring any additional costs.  Here he is discussing the matter with Councilmember Glen Teager.

Council voted unanimously to approve the next monthly payment for the project.