March 2, 2024

New Seekonk DPW Facility to Cost $31 Million


The new facility for the town’s Department of Public Works won’t be cheap. The price tag for the project will be $31.2 million.

Members of the DPW Building Committee presented an overview to the Select Board on January 31.

The estimated bond needed for construction is $29, 750,000. The proposed design is for a 61, 815 square-foot building. The garage will be 41, 850 square feet. The remaining space will be for maintenance and administration.

Brewster Thornton Architects came up with the designs for the facility.

The project will go out to bid this September with a start date of January 2025. Construction will be completed in April 2026. A town meeting vote to approve funding will be held this November.

On June 7, 2021, the Town voted to appropriate the sum of $1,500,000, to pay for the costs of designing, planning, and engineering for the construction of a DPW facility on land owned by the Town of Seekonk at 351 Fall River Avenue.

The planning, design and oversight of expenditures will be under the direction of the Select Board.

The building committee was formed in August 2022. The members include John Pozzi, Edward Monigan, Michael Gagne, Kevin Hurst, and Select Board member Michelle Hines.


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