CTDOT may move WALK Bridge construction to Manresa Island, site of decommissioned power plant. Plan to date was to build it on a barge on the Norwalk River, south of the existing bridge:
CTDOT TO HOST ONLINE PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING MANRESA ISLAND AS PART OF WALK BRIDGE PROGRAM
Posted on May 27 , 2020
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is hosting an online public information meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to discuss the potential use of a portion of Manresa Island in Norwalk as part of the Walk Bridge Replacement Project.
The online presentation begins at 6:30 PM. This meeting is being held to afford an opportunity for public participation and open discussion of views and comments the community may have regarding the proposed use of Manresa Island as a construction staging area for the upcoming Walk Bridge Replacement Project.
Residents who are interested in taking part in the online meeting can register at www.walkbridgeCT.com
or tune in on the date of the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the presentation will be recorded and posted on the Program's website and the Walk Bridge Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walkbridgect
on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
While materials are available online, project information can be sent directly by mail in advance of the meeting by contacting the Public Information Office at 833-462-9255 (GO2-WALK). If you prefer to use your telephone to join the webinar, please call in using the following numbers: United States: +1 (562) 247-8321, Access Code: 806-532-772 and Audio Pin: #.
If language assistance or sign interpretation is needed, please contact the Program's Public Information Office at 833-462-9255 (GO2-WALK) or via email [email protected]
at least five (5) business days before the meeting. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests.
The Walk Bridge Program consists of several inter-related rail and infrastructure construction projects in Norwalk, CT. The centerpiece of the Program is the replacement of the 124-year-old Norwalk River Railroad (Walk) Bridge.
A 240’ vertical lift bridge was selected to replace the current four-track swing bridge. This option was advanced out of more than 70 alternatives due to having the smallest environmental footprint, the shortest overall construction schedule, the shortest period of navigation and rail restrictions and the lowest cost of all other movable alternatives.
Other projects in the Walk Bridge Program include the Danbury Branch Dockyard Project in South Norwalk and the CP243 Interlocking Project on the mainline between East Norwalk and Westport. The superstructure replacement of the Osborne Avenue Bridge, the East Avenue Bridge Replacement and Roadway Improvement Project, and the Fort Point Street Bridge Replacement and Roadway Realignment are also included in the Program. Learn more at www.walkbridgect.com