Construction Continues On Hunter Street Bridge
FARMINGTON — The city’s plan to replace North Hunter Street bridge is 35 days behind schedule because of weather and because of an unexpected water line, according to David Gilbert with Plymouth Engineering in Lowell.
Gilbert on Friday said the construction company currently is digging holes to install steel for the footings that will hold the bridge sections.
Once the footings have been set and cured for a couple of weeks, the project will be ready for the concrete bridge sections.
“We hope to wrap things up in the first week of November,” Gilbert said.
One reason the project is behind schedule is because of rainy weather in August. Normally, Gilbert noted, August is a dry month. For example, he said the construction company lost one week of work because it rained everyday.
Another reason for the delay is that a city of Fayetteville water line was located in the construction zone.
“We thought it wasn’t in the way but it turned out to be in the way,” Gilbert said.
Farmington and the city of Fayetteville had to coordinate a resolution for the construction to resume. The water line will be relocated after the bridge is finished.
N.E.C. Inc., is general contractor to install a new bridge on North Hunter Street. Workers are preparing the area to install steel for the footings that will hold the bridge sections.