Press Releases
  • Digital Rendering of the Walk Bridge over the Norwalk River
    Digital Rendering of the Walk Bridge over the Norwalk River
    Upcoming Construction Activities
    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing construction activities as part of the Walk Bridge Program for the week of Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2016.
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  • 170' Vertical Lift Span Bridge Design Option
    170' Vertical Lift Span Bridge Design Option
    The Walk Bridge EA/EIE Public Comment Period Has Been Extended; Public Hearing Postponed
    CTDOT is extending the public comment period and postponing the public hearing date at the request of the City of Norwalk to allow additional time for the City and stakeholders to review the Environmental Assessment/Section 4(f)/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE). The public hearing, originally scheduled for October 6, 2016, will be held in mid-November. The public comment period will close approximately two weeks after the public hearing.
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  • 170' Vertical Lift Span Bridge Design Option- Open Position
    170' Vertical Lift Span Bridge Design Option- Open Position
    Upcoming Construction Activities
    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing construction activities as part of the Walk Bridge Program for the week of Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2016.
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  • 240' Vertical Lift Span Bridge Design Option
    240' Vertical Lift Span Bridge Design Option
    The Walk Bridge EA/EIE Public Comment Period Has Been Extended; Public Hearing Postponed
    CTDOT is extending the public comment period and postponing the public hearing date at the request of the City of Norwalk to allow additional time for the City and stakeholders to review the Environmental Assessment/Section 4(f)/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE). The public hearing, originally scheduled for October 6, 2016, will be held in mid-November. The public comment period will close approximately two weeks after the public hearing.
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  • 240' Vertical Lift Span Bridge Design Option- Open Position
    240' Vertical Lift Span Bridge Design Option- Open Position
    Upcoming Construction Activities
    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing construction activities as part of the Walk Bridge Program for the week of Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2016.
    Read More
  • Fender Repair Project - Fenders At The Base Of The Walk Bridge To Be Repaired
    Fender Repair Project - Fenders At The Base Of The Walk Bridge To Be Repaired
    The Walk Bridge EA/EIE Public Comment Period Has Been Extended; Public Hearing Postponed
    CTDOT is extending the public comment period and postponing the public hearing date at the request of the City of Norwalk to allow additional time for the City and stakeholders to review the Environmental Assessment/Section 4(f)/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE). The public hearing, originally scheduled for October 6, 2016, will be held in mid-November. The public comment period will close approximately two weeks after the public hearing.
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  • 170' Rolling Bascule Bridge Design Option
    170' Rolling Bascule Bridge Design Option
    Upcoming Construction Activities
    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing construction activities as part of the Walk Bridge Program for the week of Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2016.
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  • 170' Rolling Bascule Bridge Design Option - Open Position
    170' Rolling Bascule Bridge Design Option - Open Position
    The Walk Bridge EA/EIE Public Comment Period Has Been Extended; Public Hearing Postponed
    CTDOT is extending the public comment period and postponing the public hearing date at the request of the City of Norwalk to allow additional time for the City and stakeholders to review the Environmental Assessment/Section 4(f)/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE). The public hearing, originally scheduled for October 6, 2016, will be held in mid-November. The public comment period will close approximately two weeks after the public hearing.
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  • Navigation Channel of Norwalk River/Harbor. Photograph  courtesy of Geoff Steadman, Norwalk Harbor Management Commission
    Navigation Channel of Norwalk River/Harbor. Photograph courtesy of Geoff Steadman, Norwalk Harbor Management Commission
    Upcoming Construction Activities
    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing construction activities as part of the Walk Bridge Program for the week of Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2016.
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  • Aerial View, Looking East - Walk Bridge On Left and Stroffolino Bridge On Right. Photograph courtesy of Geoff Steadman, Norwalk Harbor Management Commission.
    Aerial View, Looking East - Walk Bridge On Left and Stroffolino Bridge On Right. Photograph courtesy of Geoff Steadman, Norwalk Harbor Management Commission.
    The Walk Bridge EA/EIE Public Comment Period Has Been Extended; Public Hearing Postponed
    CTDOT is extending the public comment period and postponing the public hearing date at the request of the City of Norwalk to allow additional time for the City and stakeholders to review the Environmental Assessment/Section 4(f)/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE). The public hearing, originally scheduled for October 6, 2016, will be held in mid-November. The public comment period will close approximately two weeks after the public hearing.
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  • View of the Walk Bridge and Fender System
    View of the Walk Bridge and Fender System
    Upcoming Construction Activities
    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing construction activities as part of the Walk Bridge Program for the week of Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2016.
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  • Fender Repair Project

    The northeast and southeast corners of the fender system have been fully repaired. Demolition of the deteriorated portions of the fender system in the east channel has been completed. The posting of the new vertical timber piles in the east channel has also been completed and the installation of new walers is approximately 75% completed. The reconstruction of the select areas of the fender system walkway is approximately 50% complete. [Read More]

  • Replacement of the Walk Bridge Project

    The Environmental Assessment/Section 4(f) Evaluation/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE) Document was published on September 6, 2016. The public is encouraged to comment on the EA/EIE Document during the comment period. [Read More]

  • CP243 Interlocking & Danbury Branch Dockyard Projects

    Construction is anticipated to start in early 2017. More updates will be provided as work progresses.

  • Wall Street Bridge over Metro-North Railroad

    Rehabilitation of Bridge #04048, Wall Street over Metro-North Railroad has started construction and will implement a one-way on Wall Street between River St. and Mechanic St. starting August 15th. [Read More]

  • Design
    30% Design

    A preliminary 30% Design was submitted in October 2015. A final 30% Design is due in Spring 2016.

  • Environmental Review
    Rights-of Way

    CTDOT is proceeding to identify necessary acquisitions and construction easements and working directly with impacted property owners.

  • Design
    Partnering Workshop

    CTDOT held an initial Partnering Workshop in December 2015 to bring together all involved parties to establish working relationships and identify shared program goals and key issues.

  • Environmental Review
    Public and Agency Scoping

    Public scoping, conducted in February 2015, and Agency Scoping, in March 2015, identified the overall scope of the environmental review and resources to be evaluated in the Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE) under the joint NEPA/CEPA process.

  • Environmental Review
    Existing Conditions

    Following scoping, existing conditions of resources and methodologies for assessing impacts were documented for the draft EA/EIE.

  • Environmental Review
    Cooperating and Participating Agencies

    Cooperating and Participating Agencies were identified and coordination on potential impacts and methodologies has been ongoing.

  • Environmental Review
    Section 106 Process

    As part of the Section 106 Process, regarding impacts to historic resources, a preliminary historic assessment was conducted to identify the Area of Potential Effect. A design charrette was held in August 2015 and March 2016 to identify potential impacts and mitigation for historic resources.

  • GM/GC Process

    CTDOT established a selection process for the Construction Manager/General Contractor. A Request for Qualifications was issued, and CTDOT received six responses. CTDOT subsequently issued a Request for Proposals and shortlisted four of the six candidate firms. Cianbro-Middlesex was selected as the Construction Manager/General Contractor based on a combination of technical score and price.

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