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Workers moving fast as possible on Lincoln underpass

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Workers say they're moving as fast as they can on the Lincoln Avenue underpass construction in Yakima.

They were originally scheduled to complete the project back in May, but had to change their plans midway after they discovered their ground sealing technique wouldn't work. The setback cost four million dollars.

They'll need to have the base layers of asphalt in before Thanksgiving or the underpass could be closed all winter.

"It really just depends on whether at this point and time how much work we can get done. It's really a tight schedule, its really not a good guess. As to whether or not we can get that done is truly a coin toss at this point," says Assistant City Manager Michael Morales.

The city replaced the four million with money originally intended for another underpass at Martin Luther King Boulevard. 

Morales says they'll wait until the projects are done to file any claims to get the money back.

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