ConnDOT: Public Info Meeting on Walk Bridge Structure on Dec. 5

FOR RELEASE: November 28, 2016
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065

CTDOT and Norwalk Elected Officials to Hold Public Information Meeting on the Walk Bridge Structure Alternatives and Selection Process on December 5th


Public Comment Period for the EA/EIE Extended Through December 9th

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) in conjunction with the City of Norwalk and Norwalk elected officials will hold a public information meeting to discuss the results of the analysis that was undertaken during the bridge structure type studies for the replacement of the Walk Bridge on Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Maritime Aquarium IMAX Theater, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m.


The meeting will begin with an open forum where attendees can speak one on one with CTDOT representatives. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. The presentation will provide attendees with detailed information on how design alternatives for the replacement of the Walk Bridge were narrowed down and the criteria used to shape the selection of appropriate structure types to be carried forward in the Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE).


The public comment period on the EA/EIE will remain open through December 9, 2016, to allow additional time to provide comments.


The EA/EIE is available for review at CTDOT’s Newington Headquarters, the Western Connecticut Council of Governments, Norwalk City Hall Town Clerk’s Office, and Norwalk Public libraries, and on the project website at


Public comments can be submitted through the Walk Bridge Program’s website at or via email to Written comments can be mailed or delivered to Mr. Mark W. Alexander, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Bureau of Policy and Planning, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 on or before December 9, 2016. Such written statements or exhibits must be reproducible in black and white and on paper not to exceed 8 ½” x 11” in size.


Attendees at the public information meeting are requested to enter and exit through the IMAX entrance, and not through the main entrance to the Aquarium. Parking is available in the metered parking lot on N. Water Street or in the Maritime Garage.


The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Free language assistance or sign interpretation may be requested by contacting the Program’s Public Information Office at (203) 752-1996 at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Efforts will be made to respond to requests for assistance.


More detailed information is available online at


Location: IMAX Theater, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, 06854

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016

Start Time: 6:00 PM

Contact Person: James Fallon, CTDOT

Contact Email:


The public is encouraged to sign up to receive email updates on the Walk Bridge Program, including additional opportunities for public input, at