ConnDOT: Science Road Railroad Crossing in Norwalk to be Replaced Weekend of September 14-17
2018

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: September 12, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
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Science Road Railroad Crossing in Norwalk to be Replaced

Weekend of September 14-17

    

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the Walk Bridge Program will replace the railroad crossing on Science Road during the weekend of September 14-17. Buses will substitute for trains on the Danbury Branch during this weekend, as a track outage is necessary to complete this work. Work is anticipated to occur continuously during daytime and nighttime hours, starting at 4:00 PM on Friday, September 14 and ending by 5:00 AM the morning of Monday, September 17.

 

Science Road will be closed to thru traffic and pedestrians to safely accommodate construction. Crescent Street will remain open. The City of Norwalk’s Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, September 15 and pedestrians are encouraged to access the Norwalk River Valley Trail from the N. Water Street entrance.

 

This work is occurring as part of the Walk Bridge Program’s Danbury Branch Dockyard Project, which includes electrification of the Danbury Branch between Washington Street and Jennings Place. The Project also includes the following railroad improvements:

 

·         Two new tracks

·         Track and ballast replacement

·         New catenary structures

·         Signal and communications system upgrades

 

Other work occurring as part of the Danbury Branch Dockyard Project the weekend of September 14-17 includes: 

·         Catenary pole installation

·         General site clean-up

 

Metro-North Railroad customers are advised that buses will operate up to approximately 20 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Please check local or express bus service to your destination before boarding.

 

About the Walk Bridge Program

The Walk Bridge Program is comprised of several inter-related rail and infrastructure construction projects in Norwalk, CT. The centerpiece of the program is the replacement of the 122-year-old Norwalk River Railroad Bridge (Walk Bridge). Additional projects include the CP243 Interlocking Project on the mainline between East Norwalk and Westport, the rehabilitation of the Osborne Avenue Railroad Bridge, replacement of the East Avenue Railroad Bridge in East Norwalk, and realignment of the Fort Point Street Railroad Bridge.

 

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

 

Learn more at www.walkbridgect.com. Submit a question to info@walkbridge.com