ConnDOT: CTDOT to Hold Public Meeting on Walk Bridge Program
2018

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: April 26, 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 Program 

 

Learn about upcoming construction activities for the CP243 Interlocking and Danbury Branch Dockyard Projects with updates on the Walk Bridge Replacement Project


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will hold a Public Information Meeting at Norwalk City Hall on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to update the community on the Walk Railroad Bridge replacement and related projects. The meeting will be conducted in two sessions presenting identical material, at 4 PM and 6:30 PM. Program representatives will give a presentation on construction progress, anticipated schedules and upcoming construction activities through the end of the year for the CP243 Interlocking and Danbury Branch Dockyards projects, as well as the overall bridge replacement program. 

 

Attendees will learn about upcoming construction work, such as the replacement of the Ann Street Railroad Bridge on the Danbury Line, excavation and track work for the CP243 Interlocking Project on the New Haven Line and a Test Pile Program, which is anticipated to commence in the Norwalk River and surrounding areas later this year. Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak one-on-one with Program representatives between the two sessions. Presentations begin promptly at 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM.

The four-track 122-year-old Walk Bridge swings open and closed to accommodate marine traffic on the Norwalk River below.

The CP243 Interlocking Project is located on the New Haven Line between the East Norwalk and Westport Train Stations. This project constructs a new four-track interlocking, which is a powered switch and signal system that allows trains to move from one track to another.

 

The Danbury Branch Dockyard Project electrifies the southern portion of the 24-mile branch line, from where it splits from the main line to Jennings Place. Electrification of the line allows for eastbound trains ending at South Norwalk Station to change direction of service for the return westbound trip to Grand Central Terminal. The Ann Street Railroad Bridge superstructure is being replaced as part of this project.

The CP243 Interlocking and Danbury Branch Dockyard Projects will improve the dependability of operations on the New Haven Line during construction of the new Walk Bridge.

The Walk Bridge Program is committed to ongoing coordination and communication with the City of Norwalk, the business community, commuters and residents throughout construction to proactively address any community concerns.

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.

More information on the Walk Bridge Program is available at www.walkbridgect.com.

The meeting facility is ADA accessible. If language assistance or sign interpretation is needed, please contact the Programís Public Information Office at 833-462-9255 (GO2-WALK) at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests.