Nashua officials approve Broad Street Parkway contracts
The aldermanic Finance Committee awarded a construction administration services contract for $1.2 million in bridge and wall work, in addition to a civil engineering services contract in the amount of $2.4 million for construction management and administration support. The panel also approved about $153,000 for the parkway’s final design.
Mayor Donnalee Lozeau acknowledged that there were some challenges with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation regarding bid alternatives. She said federal highway officials would not allow the city to consider bid alternatives until the three individual contracts have been awarded.
Earlier this year, city officials were torn on how much money should be spent to improve the aesthetics of the project’s three bridges — the Nashua River Bridge, Fairmount Street Bridge and Baldwin Street Bridge.
The parkway has been in the making for more than a decade. Construction on the first major phase of the roadway is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. City officials previously supported a contract bid of nearly $11.1 million for one of three sections of the Broad Street Parkway. R.S. Audley Inc. has been awarded the largest construction contract for the roadway, which includes building the Parkway North/Baldwin Street section of the road.
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