Unexpected underground conflicts have pushed Castro Valley's Boulevard Streetscape Project completion date to November according to the Alameda County Public Works Agency.
Signs posted along the road state that the original completion date was set for April 2012. However, The agency now says the completion date it's shooting for is November, right before Thanksgiving.
Construction Program Manager Stanley Fung told Castro Valley Patch the "substantial completion" will include finished roads, lighting fixtures, signals, landscaping, sidewalks and pavement.
Artistic amenities such as the gateway sign, benches and other elements will come after the new year.
"We don't want no work during the holiday season," he said.
The completion date was also extended due to the fact the boulevard project becomes less of a priority for utility companies like PG&E, AT&T and EBMUD when emergencies occur that they have to tend to.
Having to resolve the unexpected underground conflicts were inevitable. For example, the different utilities had to be relocated before something like a storm drain installation could proceed, Fung said.
"Because it's underground, the public may not see them, but they have to be there because they're part of the improvement plan."