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Public Invited to Meeting Regarding the Replacement of Bridge Carrying Cannon Road over Norwalk River in Wilton

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a virtual public information meeting concerning the replacement of the bridge carrying Cannon Road over Norwalk River in Wilton on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.

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 meeting will take place on Zoom, and registration is required. A question and answer (Q&A) session will immediately follow the presentation, which will be recorded. For instructions on accessing the meeting and ways to provide comments and ask questions, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOTWilton161-145.

The bridge, which was originally constructed in 1956, will be replaced with two new structures crossing over the Norwalk River,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Project Manager Andrew Shields. “We encourage the Wilton community and members of the public to attend this meeting to share their feedback with the CTDOT project team for consideration in the design. Public involvement is important for ensuring a successful design and construction process.

There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements. The proposed bridge replacement will require permanent takes, drainage right-of-way, slope easements, and temporary construction impacts.

Construction is anticipated to begin spring 2026 based on funding availability, acquisition of rights of way, and approval of permit(s). The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $6.72 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80% federal funds and 20% state funds.

Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (877) 853-5257 and enter Meeting ID 896 8683 8975. 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 Andrew Shields at Andrew.Shields@ct.gov or (860) 594-2077

Language assistance may be requested by contacting the CTDOT Language Assistance Call Line at (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; 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 October 19, 2023, to DOT-FLBP@ct.gov  and (860) 594-2020, or to Andrew Shields at Andrew.Shields@ct.gov or (860) 594-2077. Please reference State Project No. 0161-0145 in the email or voicemail.


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