Construction of the Downtown East Gateway project is complete. The city understands that this project has been difficult for members of the community, and many city staff members have received inquires as to why the project took so long to complete. Based on the project scope of work, our city engineer expected the project to take twenty (20) weeks until the road could open and twenty-two (22) weeks for final completion. When the road opened it was twenty (20) weeks since construction began. Though the contractor, Forest Landscaping & Construction, Inc., began construction approximately six (6) weeks after the anticipated start date, they have been responsive to city requests and have been able to expedite the project to meet the twenty (20) week expectation, which included paying their crews overtime.