JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Students at East Tennessee State University will have to wait longer for a new parking garage.
ETSU's vice president tells us the opening day for the garage will now be next semester. This is not the first time the project $23 million project has been pushed back from its original early fall 2013 completion date.
University Vice President David Collins says this summer's wet weather delayed the construction. "Since then there have been some reported delays in some steel shipments, some of the brick, and some other things. But we are concerned that it does continue to slip, so right now we are being told around the start of mid-January 2014, so it seems like every time it comes up it's slipping a little bit," said David Collins.
Collins plans to meet with the project contractors and designers.
We reached out to both Retenbach Constructors and Barber McMurry Architects who are working on the garage, and they have not returned our calls.