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  • Staff photo by Don Himsel


    Part of the boilerhouse complex in Nashua's millyard is missing its roof as demolition continues Friday, March 16, 2012.
  • Staff photo by Don Himsel


    Part of the boilerhouse complex in Nashua's millyard is missing its roof as demolition continues Friday, March 16, 2012.
  • Staff photo by Don Himsel


    Part of the boilerhouse complex in Nashua's millyard is missing its roof as demolition continues Friday, March 16, 2012.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Asbestos delays demolition of Nashua’s Boiler House building

NASHUA – Additional asbestos located in the building known as the Boiler House will delay the building’s demolition at an extra cost to the city. But it won’t affect the time line of the long awaited Broad Street Parkway, officials said this week.

Construction crews, who began dismantling the Boiler House last month in the Nashua millyard, found an additional ring of asbestos in the roof area, forcing them to delay the work while they re-worked the asbestos abatement plan with state environmental officials, according to Steve Dookran, the city engineer.

The additional removal work, covered under the city’s existing contract, won’t add to the city’s $1 million demolition agreement with NCM Demolition and Remediation. But it will cost the city an extra $45,000 in consulting fees, Dookran said Monday, and it could add as much as two months to the project time line.

Initially, crews expected to complete the demolition project by the end of April, but the additional asbestos may now delay it into the end of June. The Boiler House sits in the path where the Broad Street Parkway will feed into Millyard Technology Park.

“It is certainly more time and effort for the contractor, but for the city ... I don’t think it’s a huge impact,” Dookran said.

“There are other things going on (with the Parkway) that will be unaffected by this,” he said. “That said, we’d like to get this done and completed as soon as possible.”