Just in the nick of time.
Canandaigua town officials wanted to have the main portion of the new town highway garage completed to the point where it could house the town’s fleet of vehicles by Dec. 31.
And after a few tests on Friday, it was.
And crews have put in the time well, as they have been able to wash off the loads of salt and grime that have accumulated on the trucks during the past few weeks of wintry weather in the comfort of a heated and well-lit facility.
Back in the summer town crews demolished the old facility, which was built in 1970.
“This is the heart of the whole thing,” said Councilman Terry Fennelly, who is chairman of the town’s public works committee. “In five months this went from a pile of rubble to this building.”