Bridge project end date pushed back

Bridge project end date pushed back


PLAINVILLE — Town Manager Mike Paulhus recently updated residents about the Tomlinson Avenue bridge replacement. He said the project required the removal and replacement of a water line, and parts ordered in April are scheduled to ship by the end of the month. “Due to supply chain issues, the Tomlinson Avenue Bridge is now expected to be reopened by late October,” Paulhus stated in a Facebook post on Aug. 22.

Originally, the bridge project was set to be completed by Sept. 20.

Paulhus said the delay will not add costs to the project.

Every two years, the State of Connecticut performs inspections on local bridges, and in 2010, the Tomlinson Avenue Bridge was found to be in poor condition. The town took action and applied for – and received – a federal grant to help pay for the bridge to be replaced.

Eighty percent of the project is being paid by the grant. The town’s responsible for the other 20 percent.

Dayton Construction was awarded the project for $1,296,849.50.