Local construction managers standing around watching one person dig a hole, have taken a page straight out of Sioux City’s playbook and have blamed recent rains for slow construction rates this year.
“Well, I was watching my guy dig a hole and then it started raining. He continued digging in the rain for a little bit, but after a while it just
started coming down too hard to watch him, so we let him go home for the day. Construction is hard work,” said one local construction manager we spoke with.
It was announced earlier this week that main outlets on the west side of
the city were to be delayed until 2019, which means construction crews are giving it the old “Sioux City Effort.”
“That’s absurd! My guys are working faster than the Sioux City construction
crews! We stand around and watch one person dig a hole a lot more efficiently than our counterparts in Sioux City,” said a very defensive
construction manager we spoke with.
Construction crews have also been working with the city to bring in a crane or two, to make it seem like they are working quicker.
“We’ve explored the crane path with the city. We would be able to get a
bird’s eye view of our guy digging a hole, plus it would be a great city attraction!” said the construction manager.
Construction may never be done on the west side of the city.
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Adam K. White