September 12, 2017

CT Construction Digest Tuesday, September 12, 2017

                              TO RELEASE A LANDMARK REPORT

TIME:              11:00am  (Please plan to arrive early)
DATE:             Tuesday, September 12, 2017
PLACE:           Union Station, on the Bus Platform Spruce Street, Hartford 

I hope that you can join us as Alison Premo Black Ph.D, Chief Economist of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, releases this comprehensive economic analysis that shows how failing to invest in Connecticut transportation systems will impact the top economic industry sectors in the state over the next 20 years. 
As always, strong support and attendance is needed to show the importance of this critical issue for the state.  Please bring as many people from your organization as possible.  This may be the last opportunity to make the case for transportation investments before the legislature considers the House Democrats budget that guts transportation funding!

Judd Road to be closed for Norwich Public Utilities water tank replacement

Norwich – Judd Road connecting Rockwell Street to Mohegan Park Road in Mohegan Park will be closed to traffic from Monday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon to allow for construction of a new Norwich Public Utilities water tank.
Judd Road, also known as Park Center Road, closed at 3:30 p.m. Monday and is expected to reopen at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Norwich Rose Garden at the junction of Rockwell Street and Judd Road, however, remains open.
A circuitous detour route has been established along several downtown streets running between Mohegan Park Road and Rockwell Street.
“We recognize that this road closure will be an inconvenience to residents living in the area,” NPU General Manager John Bilda said. “However, the tight footprint of the site requires the crane be positioned in such a way that it blocks the road for part of the construction.”
The new 2.5-million gallon water storage tank will replace the old tank built in 1971. When completed, the tank will be 73 feet in diameter and 86 feet high, as compared to the old tank which was 140 feet in diameter and 52 feet tall. The new tank is part of NPU’s efforts to modernize Norwich’s water infrastructure.
The design of the new tank will result in improved water quality and lower maintenance costs, NPU officials said.

Waterbury aldermen agree to borrow $9.5 million for greenway

WATERBURY – Officials have been working on plans for the Naugatuck River Greenway so long that residents routinely wonder if it’s really going to be built at all.
The Board of Aldermen agreed Monday night to borrow $9.5 million to pay for the first of three sections of this trail through Waterbury. This will allow planners to begin final designs on this 2.2-mile stretch from the Naugatuck border to Eagle Street.
Construction on this, the first of three Waterbury sections, is scheduled to begin late in the spring of 2019, according to a handout shared with aldermen Monday. Work will finish in 18 to 24 months, according to the schedule.
There’s lots of behind-the-scenes work to come before construction, including design, archaeological digs, permitting, bidding and other tasks.
The greenway was one of several projects aldermen agreed to borrow for Monday, for a total up-front cost of $17.5 million.
Aldermen also agreed to bond: $3.5 million to replace the East Liberty Street bridge; $2 million for repairs to unspecified roads; $1.2 million to install elevators at Washington and Bunker Hill elementary schools; 1 million to replenish a depleted fund the city uses to demolish blighted structures; and $280,000 to replace part of the Sprague Elementary School roof.
Local officials will tap state and federal funds to lower local taxpayer expense to $7.1 million, Finance Director Michael LeBlanc said. CLICK TITLE TO CONTINUE

Monday September 11, 2017

Wallingford Sewer Division seeking $600,000 budget amendment for wastewater treatment plant analysis

Owner of Norwich portion of former Norwich Hospital owes nearly $82,000 in back taxes
Construction of new school underway at Grasso Tech

Friday September 8, 2017

City releases increased hiring of minorities, women, residents on school construction projects

Huge construction cranes loom over Miami as Irma threatens

Amazon wants to open a $5 billion second HQ in North America

Temporary repairs to Pawcatuck bridge could begin this fall

Future New London magnet schools undergo new changes

Stonington approves another $88,000 to fix Bayview Avenue drainage problem

What’s delaying the demolition of the Mills apartments in Meriden?

East Hampton’s renovated $51.7 million high school to be dedicated Friday

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