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Public Invited to Informational Meeting Regarding Rehabilitation of P.T. Barnum Bridge in Bridgeport

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a virtual public information meeting concerning the Rehabilitation of the P.T. Barnum Bridge in Bridgeport on June 4, 2024, 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/dotbridgeport15-386.


“This project will address existing bridge deterioration and extend the service life for another 25 years,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Project Manager Tracey Brais. “We encourage the traveling public to attend this meeting to share their feedback with the CTDOT project team to incorporate into the design.”


The purpose of this project is to address observed deficiencies, maintain Bridge No. 00111A in a state of good repair, and extend the life of the structure while minimizing impacts to traffic on I-95, as well as Bridgeport Harbor, Metro North Railroad, Route 130, and local roads below.


Right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed project are not anticipated.


Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2026 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 $16.1 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 90% federal funds and 10% state funds.


Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (877) 853-5257 and enter Meeting ID 851 6799 5284. Individuals with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). Individuals with limited internet access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting Tracey Brais, Project Manager, at DOTProject0015-0386@ct.gov or (860) 594-2020.


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; 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 June 18, 2024, to DOTProject0015-0386@ct.gov or (860) 594-2020. Please reference State Project No. 0015-0386 in the email or voicemail.


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