It’s not raining. Why isn’t the contractor working?

When it rains more than a little, construction has to stop to avoid turning everything into mud. If soil is too moist, it turns to ruts and clumps when graded and cannot be properly compacted to build a good street. If grading is started before the surface is somewhat dry, the moisture is pumped deeper into the soil, making more mud. Muddy conditions can also limit accessibility when excavated soil must be hauled to other sites.

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1. What are public improvements?
2. What are special assessments?
3. What are the procedures for paying for public improvements under Minnesota State Law?
4. How are public improvements paid for in Lino Lakes?
5. What is the difference between road maintenance and road reconstruction?
6. Why can’t the City just maintain roads so they don’t need to be reconstructed?
7. What do those stakes mean?
8. Does the paint mark on my driveway indicate where the new street will be?
9. I'm worried about my trees and shrubs near the excavation area. Is there anything I can do?
10. It’s not raining. Why isn’t the contractor working?
11. Why are streets dug up so often during reconstruction?
12. What happens when schedules change on short notice?