GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — This is the sound of progress. Lincoln Park Renovations are underway after a crane failed and crushed Suplizio Field’s new grandstand.

Shaw Construction removed the crane four days after the fall but needs more steel to rebuild the grandstand and other features.

“It’s really too soon we don’t know if we’re gonna be able to get the additional steel that we need in time for our deadlines,” Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Director Ken Sherbenou updates.

Clients like Colorado Mesa University, District 51, and Junior College World Series will benefit from the upgrades. Parks and Recreation staff working on the diamond say there’s no time to waste.

“Our dedicated grounds crew is very actively working to make sure that the turf and the field is in as good shape as possible so quality playing service that athletes come to rely on and expect at Suplizio Field comes to fruition,” Sherbenou mentions.

Lincoln Park is a cornerstone of the community. Waiting on more steel may delay the project but being ready for JUCO is an absolute must.

“JUCO is so central to the reason why this facility is as amazing as it is,” Sherbenou expresses, “We’re doing everything we can and Shaw’s doing everything they can to make sure that we meet that deadline and make sure that JUCO is not affected.

Work is still progressing to make Lincoln Park better than ever.

“It all depends on our ability, Shaw’s ability, and their subcontractors available ability to replace that which was damaged,” Sherbenou states.

The original completion date for renovations was early May, but Shaw Construction promises a better answer on the project timeline Friday.