Pittsfield's New Road Bridge to Reopen Friday

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The reconstructed New Road Bridge will reopen to traffic Friday, May 7.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the newly reconstructed New Road Bridge located over the West Branch of the Housatonic River will be reopened to traffic in the late afternoon on Friday, May 7. 
The bridge was closed on Feb. 26, 2020, to allow crews to replace the existing bridge and upgrade existing utilities.
The cost of the bridge rehabilitation project is $1,734,102. The contractor for the project is JH Maxymillian.
The temporary span was installed in the 1990s over a failed culvert.
The new 67-foot single-span precast, prestressed concrete NEXT, or Northeast Extreme Tee, beam superstructure will be supported by a cast-in-place reinforced concrete abutments. The new bridge will also be wider with a 28-foot roadway width providing two 10-foot-wide traffic lanes and two 4-foot-wide shoulders that will also accommodate pedestrians. 
Roadway work included the construction of full-depth asphalt pavement for approximately 134 feet of the westbound and 130 feet of the eastbound approach to the bridge. There are no sidewalks on the bridge or approach roadways.

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Big Y Hiring Spree

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — On Tuesday June 29, Big Y will hold their first ever company wide "monstrous hiring" event at over 75 locations across Massachusetts and Connecticut. 
According to a press release, Big Y are simplifying their application process. Every store plus the distribution center will hold interviews and hiring managers will be able to make on-the-spot job offers on June 28 from 3-8 PM
"A future at Big Y means more than stocking shelves. It is an opportunity for personal leadership and growth, an opportunity to belong and contribute to your own vibrant future and an opportunity to connect with others and be part of a community that cares," said Michael J. Galat, vice president of employee services. "We stand committed to making a real difference where employees are celebrated for who they are and have a chance to share their ideas and be respected, valued and heard."
Currently, there are openings at all Big Y supermarkets, Big Y Gas and Convenience Stores, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Spirits, and Big Y's Fresh and Local Distribution Center.
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