News Room

  • WALK Bridge Construction News

    Mar 01, 2024

    The latest WALK Bridge Project construction newsletter is out! 

  • Utility Installation: East Avenue Closed under the Metro-North Railroad Bridge in Norwalk

    Feb 29, 2024

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing East Avenue will be closed under the railroad bridge between Fort Point Street and Winfield Street from Monday, March 11 to Sunday, March 31, 2024, for Frontier to install new utility conduits. The Frontier utility installation is part of the advance utility work to underground utilities in the area in preparation for the new East Avenue Railroad bridge replacement and roadway improvements.

  • CTDOT updates East Norwalk Community on WALK Bridge, TIME-2 Projects

    Feb 26, 2024

    The WALK Bridge Project team, including CTDOT and City of Norwalk officials, met with the East Norwalk community during a virtual public information meeting hosted by the East Norwalk Neighborhood Association (ENNA) on February 26.

    The team updated residents on the WALK Bridge Replacement Project and various infrastructure improvement projects planned in East Norwalk in the next few years.

    If you could not attend the meeting, a copy of the presentation is available at the following link:

    02.26.2024 East Norwalk Neighborhood Association Meeting  

    If you have any questions, please e-mail the Project Team at: info@walkbridgect.com 

  • WALK Bridge Construction News

    Feb 23, 2024

    Please take a look at the latest WALK Bridge Project construction news bulletin. 

  • East Norwalk Train Station Temporarily Closed from March 11 to March 31, 2024

    Feb 23, 2024

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is alerting customers of the upcoming temporary closure of the East Norwalk train station from Monday, March 11, to Sunday, March 31, 2024.

  • WALK Bridge Construction News

    Feb 16, 2024

    In East Norwalk, Osborne Avenue is now open to traffic after work wrapped up ahead of schedule to install a girder support system at the railroad bridge.

    Utility work is planned on East Avenue between Fort Point Street and the East Norwalk Train Station.

    Next week, crews continue on the Norwalk River as work ramps up on all four quadrants around the WALK Bridge at the Norwalk River. 

  • Bridge Upgrades: Osborne Avenue Under the Metro-North Railroad Bridge in Norwalk

    Jan 08, 2024

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing preparations for upgrades to bridge No. 08028, Metro-North Railroad (New Haven Mainline) over Osborne Avenue in Norwalk, will begin on Monday, January 15, 2024. The preparation work consists of installing a girder support system to prepare for significant upgrades to the bridge later this year, which includes a new superstructure and rehabilitation of the substructure.

  • How the WALK Bridge project will affect Norwalk roads, neighborhoods

    Oct 23, 2023

    NORWALK HOUR (October 12, 2023) — Leaders behind the $1 billion project to replace a 127-year-old railroad bridge say they're trying to minimize noise and other impacts as construction on the Walk Bridge continues over the next six years. 

    Norwalk business leaders and Walk Bridge project leaders met over coffee this week to discuss what the next several years will look like as the Walk Bridge Project construction picks up steam.

    “We know that this is a topic that has generated a lot of conversation throughout the community, and so we’ve invited the Walk Bridge people who know everything there is to know about it here to have discussions, answer your questions,” said Mayor Harry Rilling at the beginning of the city’s third-quarter Business Roundtable meeting Wednesday morning. “We’re confident that working together with the Walk Bridge and the city of Norwalk and our team, we’ll be able to mitigate to a great degree the impact that the Walk Bridge has on the city.”

  • 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.

    Read More here:

    https://www.enr.com/articles/56460-norwalk-river-rail-bridge-begins-six-year-925m-path-to-replacement