Cianbro Corporation is beginning a relatively small, but very visible project in downtown Bangor, Maine. The company is beginning the demolition of a crumbling parking garage on the site of the former City Hall building at the corner of Hammond and Columbia streets. The demolition is expected to take the remainder of July. Cianbro crews will then begin construction on a new parking garage, a 22,000 square foot, 83 space facility. Infrastructure work will be the focus of team members through August. The new structure will arrive in 96 precast pieces beginning in mid-September. The assembly is scheduled for completion at the end of September, followed by electrical and landscaping finishing work in October. The new garage will be turned over to the owners, the City of Bangor, in November.
Project Manager Bob Greene says the confined spaces downtown will add to the challenges of the work. Parts of the streets will be closed to traffic, to allow a Cianbro crane to maneuver.
Cianbro has gone the extra mile to fulfill the wishes of City Hall to direct subcontracting work toward local businesses. Among the subcontractors on the project will be Dysart's Trucking, Elco Electric, and Thibodeau Excavating, all from Bangor.