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12/07/2022

Public Invited to Virtual Informational Meeting Regarding the Rehabilitation of Bridge Nos. 07023 & 08226R West Avenue, Interstate 95 Northbound Interchange 15 On-ramp, and Metro-North Railroad over Drainage in Norwalk

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a virtual public information meeting concerning the Rehabilitation of Bridge Nos. 07023 and 08226R in the City of Norwalk on Monday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place on Zoom and registration is required. A Question and Answer (Q&A) session will immediately follow the presentation. The presentation will be recorded. For instructions on how to access the meeting, ways to provide comments, and how to ask questions, please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/DOTNorwalk102-367

The Virtual Public Information Meeting is being held to provide the public and local community the opportunity to offer comments or ask questions regarding the proposed project.

The purpose of the project is to address the structural deficiencies of Bridge Nos. 07023 and 08226R, as well as increase their hydraulic capacity.

Bridge Nos. 07023 and 08226R consist of an 8-foot 7-inch wide by 5-foot 11-inch high asphalt coated corrugated metal plate arch that is 785 feet and 300 feet long, respectively. They convey drainage beneath West Avenue, Interstate 95 northbound interchange 15 on-ramp, and Metro-North Railroad. The inverts of both structures exhibit severe corrosion and section loss. Additionally, the wingwalls at the outlet exhibit areas of spalling and exposed footings.

The proposed rehabilitation of Bridge No. 07023 is expected to include relining the existing culvert with a 7-foot 8-inch by 5-foot 5-inch corrugated aluminum pipe arch structure, as well as installing a 6-foot reinforced concrete pipe parallel to the existing structure.

The proposed rehabilitation of Bridge No. 08226R is being investigated and will likely include relining the existing culvert with a 7-foot 8-inch by 5-foot 5-inch corrugated aluminum pipe arch structure or replacing the existing structure with a new reinforced concrete pipe, as well as installing a 6-foot reinforced concrete pipe parallel to the existing structure. Additionally, the endwall and wingwalls will be replaced.

It is anticipated that nighttime lane closures on West Avenue will be necessary, on-ramp traffic will be detoured during construction, and staged construction will be necessary at the SoNo Mall driveway to allow access to the loading dock. No impacts to the railroad are anticipated. It is anticipated that the section of Trail that crosses over Bridge No. 08226R will be temporarily closed to pedestrian and bike bicycle traffic.

There are anticipated right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed rehabilitation of Bridge No. 08226R. It is anticipated that two temporary construction easements will be required to accommodate construction activities. Additionally, two drainage rights-of-way will be expanded to encompass the additional pipes.

Coordination with MNR is on-going and will continue throughout design and construction to minimize rail impacts.

Construction for the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 07023 is anticipated to begin in spring 2023 and is based on the availability of funding and approval of permits. The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $5,000,000. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 100 percent State Funds.

Construction for the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 08226R is anticipated to begin in summer 2025 and is based on the availability of funding, acquisition of rights-of-way, and approval of permit(s).  The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $4,400,000.  This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 100 percent State Funds. 

Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (877) 853-5257 and enter Meeting ID 837-3265-3729. Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).Persons with limited internet access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting Alvaro Garcia Jr., P.E (alvaro.garcia@ct.gov; 860-594-3353).

Language assistance may be requested by contacting the CTDOT Language Assistance Call Line (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least five business days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.

This meeting will also be livestreamed on the CTDOT YouTube Channel and no registration is required. Non-English language closed captioning will be available on Zoom and YouTube. The recording will also be posted immediately following the meeting in the list of CTDOT virtual public meetings at portal.ct.gov/ctdotVPIMarchive.

Members of the public can submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meeting. Please submit comments and questions by December 26, 2022 to DOTProject102-367@ct.gov and (860) 594-2020 Alvaro Garcia Jr., P.E. at (860) 594-3353 or at alvaro.garcia@ct.gov. Please reference State Project No. 0102-0367 in the email or voicemail.



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