1. Willimansett Bridge construction halted as contractor Pihl Inc. files for bankruptcy | masslive.com

    Willimansett Bridge construction halted as contractor Pihl Inc. files for bankruptcy | masslive.com

    Chicopee and Holyoke officials said they are working with the state to ensure the reconstruction of the Willimansett Bridge does not stall for long.  Work on the project stopped last Monday after the contractors, Pihl Inc., of Denmark, filed for bankruptcy.  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which is funding and overseeing the $19.2 million project, received formal notice on Sept. 13 from the performance bonds holder that the company is no longer staffing any bonded projects, said Sara Lavoie, press secretary for the department.

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    1. My main concern is the damage any delays will cause to small businesses in Willimansett. I plan to ask the new contractor to work a 60-hour week ... in order to maintain the May completion.