Work on the pedestrian bridge in Minto’s community of Palmerston has faced several weather-related delays, according to the manager of the company hired for the job.
“We had rain that set us back about three weeks,” said Jamie Duncan of High View Painting Inc. “Now we’re dealing with wind.”
Duncan explained that anytime the wind picks up, it causes delays as it can carry paint onto neighbouring homes and vehicles.
“We don’t want to paint half of Palmerston,” Duncan said.
He said there are about eight full days of work left on the bridge, and wasn’t able to provide a projected completion date.
Presently, High View workers begin their days on the bridge in favourable weather early in the morning, hoping for several hours of painting time before they must leave to work on another job.
The quality of the work being done, however, won’t be compromised, said Duncan.
“We’re putting on a really good primer and paint,” he said. “It will last for years. We’re proud to be painting the Palmerston bridge. It will be nice to show it off when we’re done.”…please read more in this weeks Minto Express