After decades of overwhelming concerns, a state-of-the-art Dept. of Public Works facility broke ground at 319 Charger St. on Tuesday. According to Hill International Project Manager Julie Leduc, the 39,000-square-foot one-story building, which is worth $25 million, is expected to be complete in fall 2023. For years, the DPW workers and staff had to endure deplorable conditions in the former facility.
With dirt and shovels in hand, State Representatives Jeff Turco and Jessica Giannino broke ground.
Water & Sewer Supt. Donny Ciaramella said the groundbreaking was a long time coming.
Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna and Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro shoveled the ceremonial dirt.
State Rep. Jessica Giannino said the DPW crews work hard in all types of weather.
Shown from left to right: Hill International Project Managers Robert Guarino, Peter Martini and Julie Leduc, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Water and Sewer Superintendent Donny Ciaramella, GVW Construction Inc. Project Manager Dat Nguyen, GVW President George Wattendorf, GVW Assistant Superintendent Nunzio Morretti and GVW Construction Supervisor Mark Frazier.
Hill International Project Manager Julie Leduc is shown during Tuesday’s Department of Public Works groundbreaking ceremony at 319 Charger St.
Mayor Brian Arrigo promised that there wouldn’t be flooding in the forthcoming building.
Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky and City Council President Gerry Visconti shoveled.
Shown from left to right: Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro, State Rep. Jeff Turco, City Council President/Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti, State Rep. Jessica Giannino, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna and Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky.
City Engineer Nicholas Rystrom and Dept. of Public Works Supt. Paul Argenzio