ConnDOT: CTDOT to Hold Public Meeting on April 12th on Two Rail Projects in Norwalk
2017

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: March 13, 2017
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CTDOT to Hold Public Meeting on April 12th on Two Rail Projects in Norwalk

CP243 Interlocking and Danbury Branch Dockyard Projects Begin Construction Summer 2017

                    
      The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will hold a public meeting at Norwalk City Hall on April 12, 2017, to provide the community with updates on two rail projects starting construction this summer as part of the Walk Bridge Program. These projects will start in advance of the replacement of the 120-year-old Walk Railroad Bridge over the Norwalk River.

 

      The public meeting will begin with an open house session at 6:30 p.m., where attendees will have the chance to speak one-on-one with CTDOT representatives and Walk Bridge Program staff. At 7 p.m., a presentation will be given on the details of the two projects, known as the CP243 Interlocking and Danbury Branch Dockyard projects, which will start in July.

 

      The CP243 Interlocking project is located on the New Haven Line between South Norwalk and Westport. CP refers to the control point, 2 refers to the New Haven Commuter Line and 43 is in reference to the nearest mile post on the rail line, marked from Grand Central Station in New York City. This project includes the construction of a new four-track switch and signal system, among other improvements, that will allow for trains to move from one track to another.

 

      The Danbury Branch Dockyard project will electrify the southern portion of the 24-mile branch line and make improvements to the Dockyard area, where trains are stored and staged when not in use. These improvements will allow commuter trains that begin or end in Norwalk to turn and be redirected off the mainline tracks.

 

      The projects are independent of the Walk Bridge Replacement Project, and will improve the operations on the mainline as well as minimize impacts to commuter and other passenger services during construction of the new bridge.  

 

      The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Free language assistance or sign interpretation may be requested by contacting the Programís Public Information Office at (203) 752-1996, or info@walkbridgect.com 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 www.walkbridgect.com.