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The low bidder has withdrawn from the Q Bridge construction project, creating a sudden $27 million hole and yet another dilemma for a woebegone transportation chief.

James Boice (pictured above), acting commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, made the above revelation during a hearing before the state legislature’s Finance and Transportation Committees Tuesday. He was already in the hot seat for skyrocketing costs on a New Haven railyard project (click here for a story on that.)

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