Construction on the Del Obispo Street bridge over Trabuco Creek may finally be completed by the end of the month.
The City Council first approved the bridge widening project in April 2011 with an expected finish date by last year. But in September 2012, the council extended the contract through to the end of the year.
On the council’s agenda Tuesday is one last contract extension through to April, but actual construction is expected to conclude by Jan. 31.
Several reasons are behind the delay, according to a report to City Council. Besides rain and some unexpected repairs, the city changed the timing of the repairs so that they had the least impact to traffic.