52nd Ave. Construction: "Yeah, it's been pretty brutal"

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- The clouds parted Tuesday, at least momentarily, and crews headed back out to continue on 52nd Avenue South. Recent rain has delayed work, and now drivers in the area are anxious for work to wrap up.

Shelby Amsley-Benzie enjoys running through the Deer Creek neighborhood.

She is one of a growing number living here that have places to go and people to see.

"Yeah, it's been pretty brutal," said Amsley-Benzie. "I think everyone's been on the same page with it."

The massive project along 52nd Avenue South has thrown a wrench into everyone's travel plans all summer.

Now school traffic is making things worse.

"There's a lot of traffic coming down very few roadways, so it's probably not as safe either," said Amsley-Benzie.

"I'm looking forward to the construction being done, but at the same time it has caused a couple of headaches here and there," said Jonathan Verdon from Deer Creek.

However, as of Tuesday afternoon, now all hands are on deck, and they don't plan on throwing in the rag until mother nature says so.

Crews started working on the road again Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. They said they're not stopping until they get to Veterans, which should be around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

The project manager wants you to know that even after connecting this stretch from Veterans Boulevard to 63rd Street, there's more work to be done.

Many people living in and around deer creek can't wait for crews to wrap up, so they can enjoy smoother driving with fewer headaches.

"That's what I hear; it should be done by the end of October," said Verdon.

Meanwhile, not far from there, work along a stretch of Sheyenne is expected to wrap this month. It's an area along 32nd and 40th Avenue.