Hudson bridge project on hold for at least another year
During Tuesday night’s Hudson Board of Selectmen meeting, the board voted unanimously to reject the sole project bid they’d received, which came in about $300,000 higher than expected.
With the board’s blessings, the plan now is to reopen bids sometime in November, when contractors are in the process of filling their calendars for the following summer season.
Last year, the town of Hudson began developing plans to replace the dam with a bridge after the state Department of Environmental Services classified it as hazardous.
In response, the town of Hudson enrolled in a state bridge program, and as it stands, the town is eligible to receive grant funds totaling 80 percent of the project’s final costs.
“We paid our consulting engineers to give us an estimate and they were off by $300K,” he said. “So I’m now having a tough time with this.”
“We learned that some aspects of this project will be difficult,” she said.
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