The City of Delta is working closely with SEMA Construction to get the alternate truck route off the drawing board, but it may be fall before construction can begin, city manager Joe Kerby reports. Condemnation proceedings on one parcel of land and an issue with a small section of wetlands have delayed the start of the project. When the bid was awarded to SEMA in June 2011, it was hoped construction could begin in February 2012. That date was later amended to April 2012. When the project does get off the ground, SEMA will start on the northern portion from Gunnison River Drive (pictured above) to 5th Street.