ConnDOT: Advisory Committee Created for Cribari Bridge Project in Westport
2018

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: June 22, 2018
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Connecticut Department of Transportation announces the creation of a Project  Advisory Committee for Cribari Bridge (Route 136) in Westport

Committee being developed to provide ongoing input to the Cribari Bridge Project team

 

   The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is creating a "Project Advisory Committee" for input and guidance as the project to address and correct the deficiencies of the William F. Cribari Bridge on Route 136 in Westport advances.

   CTDOT is initiating preliminary engineering work to address structural and functional issues affecting the bridge (Bridge Number 01349). As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA), an Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE) will be conducted in order to determine the socio-economic and environmental impacts of various design alternatives. The purpose of the EA/EIE is to explore options that accommodate safe vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian, and marine travel, are resilient to the changing shoreline climate and environmental conditions and consider the historic character of the bridge.

     Based on the concerns and needs of the community, the Department has identified a group of project stakeholders whose expertise may provide helpful input into a variety of issues, including safety, mobility, environmental concerns, and historic considerations. A Project Advisory Committee (PAC) is being developed to provide critical input and assist the Department in its decision-making process. Other stakeholders may be identified during the study process and incorporated in the PAC as warranted.

     The PAC will meet at key milestones during project development in fulfillment of its role.