CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: October 31, 2018||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
CTDOT to Hold Public Meeting on Walk Bridge Replacement and Related Projects
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will hold a Public Meeting at Norwalk City Hall on Wednesday, November 28, to update the community on Walk Bridge Program progress and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and speak with program officials. The meeting will be conducted in two sessions presenting identical material, at 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Topics covered will include:
· The Walk Bridge Replacement Project’s 60% design plans
· Environmental impacts and mitigation overview
· Recently completed and upcoming construction activities
· Findings from the archeological excavation
If you are unable to attend this meeting, the presentation will be live-streamed and archived on the Walk Bridge Facebook page, www.facebook.com/walkbridgect.
About the Walk Bridge Program
The Walk Bridge Program consists of several inter-related rail and infrastructure construction projects in Norwalk, CT. The centerpiece of the Program is the replacement of the 122-year-old Norwalk River Railroad (Walk) Bridge which accounts for approximately half of the Program’s budget.
A 240’ vertical lift bridge has been chosen to replace the current four-track swing bridge. This option was chosen out of more than 70 alternatives considered, due to having the smallest environmental footprint, the shortest overall construction schedule, the shortest period of navigation and rail restrictions, and the lowest cost of all other movable alternatives.
Other projects in the Walk Bridge Program include the Danbury Branch Dockyard Project in South Norwalk and the CP243 Interlocking Project on the mainline between East Norwalk and Westport. The superstructure replacement of the Osborne Avenue Bridge, replacement of the East Avenue Bridge in East Norwalk, and realignment of the Fort Point Street Bridge are also included in the program.
Learn more at www.walkbridgect.com