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Peru police station still on schedule for early summer 2021 completion

Engineer credits cooperative weather, work by construction manager and crew

After initially breaking ground in early July, the Peru police station construction project still is on pace for early summer 2021 completion.

The construction crew is trying to use the seemingly limited snowless days to try and complete the shell of the building before winter is upon Central Illinois.

Once the building is enclosed the crew will then use the winter months to work on items primarily on the interior of the building.

In the push toward completing the building shell, workers have been completing items, such as exterior masonry and roofing.

As is the case with most construction projects trying to avoid weather delays is key to keeping the timeline on track.

The overall weather has been cooperative towards the construction crew during the four months of construction since ground was broken.

Peru Director of Engineering and Zoning Eric Carls said minus a few weeks with multiple rainy days grouped together, they have been fortunate.

Carls said in early August the project was "slightly ahead of schedule" and according to Carls that still is the case.

Carls credited the construction manager and crew for being able to identify items they can complete ahead of time and help the project stay on course for the long-term schedule.

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