A prominent construction project that will move the entrance of Bangor’s Pickering Square parking garage and remodel the surrounding area will begin in the next few weeks.
After the city failed to find any builders when the work first went out to bid late in 2018, it again sought bids this spring and received three proposals ranging from a low of $1.09 million to a high of $1.45 million.
On Monday night, the City Council awarded the project to the lowest bidder, Hughes Brothers Inc. of Hampden.
With that approval, City Engineer John Theriault said that city staff will meet with the contractor later this week. Preliminary work should begin in the next two or three weeks, he said.
The project will move the entrance of the parking garage away from the left side of the front of the structure, where buses and passengers also gather, to the right side at the corner of Broad and Water streets.
As part of the early work, the city will install temporary facilities for riders of the Community Connector buses on the perimeter of Pickering Square, as the existing waiting area and bathrooms on the front of the parking garage will be affected by the construction.