MERRITT PARKWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Since 1938 the Merritt Parkway has served as one of Connecticut’s defining roadways. Traversing nine towns from Greenwich to Stratford, this 37.5 mile parkway is rich in both natural scenery and distinguished architecture. There has been a recent initiative by CTDOT in conjunction with activist organizations and stakeholders to rehabilitate the Merritt Parkway and sustain its unique aesthetic appeal throughout the transformation to a contemporary roadway.
|MERRITT PARKWAY ORIGINS
A historical look at the Merritt Parkway through photographs and captions.
A look at the evolution of stakeholder activism for the Merritt Parkway, and the efforts of CTDOT to facilitate preservation solutions.
Highlights roadside safety features designed for the Merritt Parkway.
World Road Congress (PIARC) Submission (pdf)
- Project 158-0211 extends between the Newtown Turnpike bridge in Westport and the Congress Street bridge in Fairfield. This project involves resurfacing Route 15 in both directions as well as providing various safety improvements and aesthetic enhancements. This project also includes the rehabilitation of the existing landscaping by removing invasive species, preserving existing plantings, and adding additional plantings.
- Project 158-0207, Saugatuck River Bridge in Westport, includes rehabilitation work such as structural steel repairs; cleaning and painting the entire bridge; performing concrete repairs at piers and abutments; deck patching and waterproofing; joint replacement; historic parapet replacement; topside roadway work consistent with the proposed improvements under project 158-0211.