The new public works/Water Pollution Control Authority garage is in the final stages of construction, according to town officials. The new nearly 40,000-square foot building could be ready to open “on or close to the first of the year” – months ahead of schedule, officials said. The $9.3 million facility sits on a portion of a 13.5-acre parcel of town-owned land in the Northern Tier industrial Park. The work is being done by the D’Amato Construction Co., of Bristol. D’Amato has already submitted a request for a certificate of occupancy, which is currently being reviewed by the town’s building official, John Egan. The town moved the sand and salt storage shed from the present highway garage to the new one before the onset of winter, Harriman said.