Dunkin Donuts Park construction will resume next week

HARTFORD - The contracts are signed and officials have announced a new contractor has been selected to finish Hartford's beleaguered Dunkin' Donuts Park.

Officials with Arch Insurance, the project's surety, tell FOX 61 construction will resume next week.

An Arch Insurance spokesman says Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. will finish the yet-to-be-completed home of the Hartford Yard Goats, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

"The goal here is no surprises so we're going to be working as closely as we can with Arch, with the construction team that's in there and with the team and the league as well," said Luke Bronin, Mayor of Hartford. "What I wanted is a contractor that has experience in building stadiums and has extensive experience in projects like this and that's what Arch chose to do. I think it was the right choice and I look forward to working with whiting-turner along with the team and the league and arch in the months ahead."

The Baltimore-based contracting company has extensive experience in building and renovating sports venues, including work on the home of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens as well as a project at Baylor University in Texas. In Connecticut, the firm was involved with the Connecticut Science Center, Danbury Fair Mall, and projects at Yale and UConn.

The 6,000-seat Dunkin' Donuts Park was supposed to open in time for the start of the 2016 season, however cost overruns and construction issues delayed the project.

The delays resulted in the termination of the project's developers in June.