Department of Transportation
Sep 19, 2018

Public Info. Meeting - Bridge No.01350 carrying Rt.137 over Rippowam River, in the city of Stamford

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed replacement of Bridge No. 01350 carrying Route 137 over Rippowam River, in the City.


Bridge No. 01350 was found to be structurally deficient having a poor superstructure condition rating. The center of the bridge superstructure, originally constructed in 1931, is comprised of nine reinforced concrete tee-beams with an integral concrete deck.  The bridge was widened in 1974 by approximately 9 ft. Ė 3 in. at both fasciae and prestressed concrete deck units were placed on each side of the original center portion.


The purpose of the project is to replace the existing 33 foot long structure with a 60 foot bridge comprised of precast concrete beams semi-integral with concrete abutments founded on steel piles.  The riding surface of the bridge will be protected by a spray applied waterproofing membrane and bituminous concrete overlay.  The proposed bridge will accommodate two 11-foot travel lanes in each direction, a southbound dedicated right turn lane, and a 5 foot sidewalk along the northbound lane.  Due to the sidewalk, the northbound shoulder will be 4 feet wide.  The southbound shoulder will be 7 ft. - 4 in.  


There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements including temporary construction easements.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during construction.  Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2021 based on the availability of funding and acquisition of permits.  The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $4.6 million.  This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent Federal Funds and 20 percent State funds.


The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this proposed project.


The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Departmentís Language Assistance Call Line at (860) 594-2109.  Requests should be made at least five business days prior to the meeting.  Persons having a hearing and/or speech disability may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and instruct the operator to contact (860) 594-2243.  Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.


Plans of the proposed project will be on display for public review.  Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project.  More detailed information is available at the Departmentís Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.  Anyone wishing to discuss the project may contact Mr. Sarwat A. Basha, at (860) 594-3117 or by e-mail at 


Location: The Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, 6th Floor Training Room, Stamford, Connecticut 06901
This event is 60 miles from you (06111).

7 PM

Contact: Sarwat Basha, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Phone: (860) 594-3117
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