CTDOT Initiates Additional Review for Walk Bridge Project as Follow-up to Public Meeting
In response to public comment and feedback received during and after the June 16th online public informational meeting regarding the use of Manresa Island as a construction staging area for the Walk Railroad Bridge replacement project, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is further reviewing potential traffic, noise, and environmental concerns, as well as compiling additional information for site staging alternatives.
The purpose of this effort is to add to the existing body of knowledge from previously conducted studies concerning these topics, and to inform and share this information with the City of Norwalk, stakeholders and the public in September 2020.
The June 16th online public informational meeting attracted approximately 150 participants and a high volume of comments and questions. The Department will provide responses to all comments and inquiries received before, during, and after the online public meeting, in August, 2020. A video of the June 16th online public informational meeting presentation can be viewed on the Walk Bridge Program website: .
The Walk Bridge Program consists of more than a half dozen infrastructure projects that increase safety, reliability and ease of travel throughout Norwalk and the Northeast Rail Corridor. This Program advances Norwalk’s railroad transportation infrastructure into the 21st century, while improving local roads and sidewalks for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Spanning the Norwalk River, the Walk Bridge is more than 120 years old; it is a critical link in the Northeast Corridor and carries more than 200 trains per day.