WALK Bridge Construction News
Dec 01, 2023
Track and rail improvements along the New Haven and Danbury Branch are complete on the new Interlocking and Danbury Branch Lines and are ready for the two-track outages for WALK Bridge construction.
The eastern channel along the Norwalk River at the WALK Bridge is temporarily closed until January 5, 2024 for the relocation of submarine cables under the Norwalk River. The west channel remains open.
Crews continue on the Norwalk River as work ramps up on all four quadrants around the Walk Bridge.
Support of Excavation work continues near the WALK Bridge east abutment next week.
On other related projects, traffic patterns for utility upgrades along East Avenue between Olmstead Place and Fitch Street continue as part of new underground utilities in East Norwalk.
Public Invited to Meeting Regarding the Strawberry Hill Avenue Railroad Bridge Project in Norwalk
Jul 19, 2023
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will hold a virtual public information meeting concerning the Strawberry Hill Avenue Railroad Bridge Project in Norwalk on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the project is to install a new railroad bridge superstructure and upgrade the bridge substructure.
The meeting provides the community the opportunity to learn about the proposed project and to allow an open discussion of any views and comments concerning the proposed improvements. The meeting will take place on Zoom, and registration is required. A question and answer (Q&A) session will immediately follow the presentation. The presentation will be recorded.
For instructions on how to access the meeting, ways to provide comments, and how to ask questions, please visit https://www.walkbridgect.com/other-projects/time-2-sha/.
“This project will update this critical railroad bridge, improving the bridge’s structural integrity, as well as make the railroad bridge future-ready for faster tracks on the New Haven Line—one of the busiest commuter lines along the Northeast Corridor,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Project Manager David Gruttadauria. “We encourage the public to attend this meeting to share their feedback with the CTDOT project team to incorporate into the final design.”
The proposed improvements will not require property acquisitions.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2023, based on the availability of funding and permit approval(s). The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $10 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with eighty percent (80%) federal funds and twenty percent (20%) state funds. The project is identified as State Project No. 0301-0189.
Individuals with limited internet access may listen to the meeting by calling (929) 205-6099 and entering Meeting ID 942 5898 6433. Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). Persons with limited internet access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting David Gruttadauria at David.Gruttadauria@ct.gov.
Language assistance may be requested by contacting the CTDOT Language Assistance Call Line at (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least five business days before the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.
Closed captioning will be available. Non-English translation options will be available on Zoom and YouTube. The recording will also be available on CTDOT’s YouTube Virtual Public Information Meeting playlist within 3 days following the meeting: https://portal.ct.gov/ctdotvpimarchive.
Members of the public may submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meeting. Please direct comments and questions by July 27, 2023, to (860) 594-2020, or by mail to David Gruttadauria, Project Manager, at (860) 594-2079 or David.Gruttadauria@ct.gov. Please reference State Project No. 0301-0189 in your email or voicemail.
Norwalk River Rail Bridge Begins Six-Year, $925M Path to Replacement
May 16, 2023(ENR) 5/16/2023
Construction is officially underway to replace the Walk Bridge the troublesome 127-year-old Norwalk, Conn., railroad crossing with a new, more reliable structure better suited to the northeast’s growing volume of passenger traffic.
A May 12 groundbreaking ceremony in Norwalk signaled the beginning of the six-year, $925-million Connecticut Dept. of Transportation project, which calls for two independent, two-track vertical lift spans to be built around the existing four-track swing bridge spanning the Norwalk River to safely preserve two-track service throughout construction.
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Governor Lamont Announces Start of Construction on the WALK Bridge Replacement Project in Norwalk
May 12, 2023
Norwalk River Railroad (WALK) Bridge Project Improves Speeds Along the Busiest Rail Line in the Country
New conceptual WALK Bridge Renderings
May 10, 2023
Advanced Utility Work Progresses along East Avenue
Apr 10, 2023
Construction crews place an electrical duct bank at Myrtle Street and East Avenue.