Massachusetts P3 repairs dam

The Van Horn Dam in Springfield, Mass. is undergoing $2 million in improvements. The dam was cited as a high hazard in 2007 after it was found to be structurally deficient and in poor condition. It was considered a threat to the Atwater Park neighborhood and Baystate Medical Center. The project is a public-private partnership (P3/PPP) between the city, state and an insurance and financial services company. The project is one of several the city of Springfield is undertaking as part of a national disaster resiliency program using funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


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