Why is the city reluctant to install an aluminum culvert?

The city recently installed an aluminum culvert under Robbins Road after it had been closed for a considerable period of time due to the same shortage that is affecting the Maplewood project. The aluminum culvert proved to be fragile and easily damaged. The city hired an experienced contractor to install the culvert, but even so, the culvert was damaged in the process and had to be re-ordered, leading to a further two-month delay in completing the project.

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1. Why didn’t the city wait until the new culvert was on hand before tearing up the road?
2. Isn’t there some temporary solution that can be implemented for the time being?
3. Do you have any idea how long will it take before the road is reopened?
4. What options have you considered?
5. Why can’t the city use multiple smaller, standard-size pipes in lieu of a one or two custom-made pipes?
6. Why is the city reluctant to install an aluminum culvert?
7. Now that the emergency procurement declaration has been signed, how long will it take to complete the project and reopen the street?
8. Why did the city wait so long to invoke the emergency authorization process?
9. If the issue is a shortage of replacement pipe, how does the emergency procurement process help bring the project to a quicker completion?
10. Is this situation with culverts happening anywhere else?