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Walk Bridge Program Benefits the Community and the Region

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is implementing the Walk Bridge Program in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration and Metro-North Railroad. In 2014, the CTDOT selected HNTB as the Design Consultant for the Walk Bridge Program. In 2015, the CTDOT completed the Walk Bridge Program Team by selecting Cianbro-Middlesex Joint Venture (CMJV) as the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) and WSP as Program Management Consultant.

The Walk Bridge Program enhances safety, reliability and ease of travel throughout Norwalk via a half-dozen interrelated road, rail and utility projects that preserve and improve upon Norwalk’s key assets like the railroad infrastructure and Norwalk River. These projects are coordinated simultaneously to take advantage of scheduled track outages and streamline work. This approach reduces rail disruptions, lowers costs and shortens construction durations that would be necessary to complete the infrastructure improvements individually. The Program promotes economic development through infrastructure investment, the protection of potential up-river development, increased railroad reliability and reduced road congestion for residents, commuters and tourists.

Some Additional Benefits

  • Wetland preservation
  • New city dock
  • Extended bike and pedestrian trails
  • Designated bike lanes
  • Educational panels along the river
  • Lockwood-Mathews fencing restoration
  • Educational and community art exhibits
  • State-of-the-art 4D theater
  • East Norwalk Train Station improvements
  • Enhanced aquarium exhibits
  • and more...

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