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Bid Awarded for $1 Million Pittsfield Drainage Project, But Work Delayed Until Spring

Posted on November 26, 2015

By Jim Therrien, The Berkshire Eagle

A winning bid has been selected for a long-planned major drainage project to combat flooding along Mountain Drive, but construction won’t begin until the spring.

Commissioner of Public Utilities Bruce Collingwood said the contract has been awarded to D.R. Billings Inc. of Lanesborough at a cost of $998,495. However, federal permitting and other project factors have forced a delay until the end of the winter.

The city had estimated up to $1 million for the work, which will include replacing 1,100 feet of storm drain, providing a larger opening to the storm drain system and making other improvements to channel storm runoff away from the hillside area.


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