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Burnham Street will be closed to through traffic between the intersections with Farmington Avenue and Briar Patch Drive, from approximately April 15 to Nov. 30, due to a project to replace the bridge, according to the Town of Berlin Public Works Department.
The bridge was constructed in the 1950's, and during recent inspections performed by the state DOT, was identified as being in poor condition. Staff investigated available funding sources, and was successful in securing a local/state grant whereby 50 percent of the project would be state funded, and the remaining 50 percent to be locally funded.
The town’s design consultant, Cardinal Engineering, reviewed bids for completeness, and recommended that the project be awarded to Mizzy Construction, Inc., in the amount of $1,163,930. Terms and conditions of the project require the work to be completed by Nov. 30, which includes closure of the roadway through the bulk of that time-frame.
Periodic updates will be provided on the Town of Berlin website.
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