Largest Busway Contract Awarded

A Massachusetts firm is the winning bidder for the largest construction contract for the 9.4-mile Hartford-to-New Britain busway.  The Department of Transportation awarded the contract following approval of the inland wetlands permit by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Middlesex Corporation of Massachusetts was low bidder on this portion of the contract,  from north of Cedar Street in Newington to north of Sigourney Street in Hartford,  including seven stations along the route,  a new bridge at Flatbush Avenue and construction of a new Amtrak access road.

DOT says the project is expected to create or continue 4,000 construction jobs and 100 permanent jobs.

Ground will be broken this spring,  with the busway schedule to begin providing 16.000 passenger trips each day in 2014.


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