Railroad bridge construction begins May 4

Rehabilitation of Metro North Railroad Bridge No. 03948R, over Sound Beach Avenue and Bridge No.03955R, over Tomac Avenue in the Town of Old Greenwich, begins Monday, May 4.

The work entails the complete replacement of both bridge superstructures, including abutment modifications, expansion of the two existing commuter parking lots located at the Old Greenwich Railroad Station, one town of Greenwich parking lot and one Connecticut Department of Transportation parking lot. Included is construction of a retaining wall to facilitate the parking lot expansion, drainage systems upgrades, modifications and improvements to the commuter Railroad Station platforms and installation of new improved access stairways.

CTDOT Project No. 301-0092 was awarded to Manafort Brother’s Inc., of Plainville, on June 30, 2014 at a cost of $14,875,329 and is scheduled to be completed by May 15, 2018.

The project is being administered by the Department of Transportation, Office of Construction, District 3, New Haven.

Lane closure information:

The following allocations may include alternating one-way traffic operations and shoulder closures.

Sound Beach Avenue and Tomac Avenue: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

The Contractor will be allowed to close and detour Sound Beach Avenue or Tomac Avenue during the overnight period from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. but never simultaneously, excluding the following state observed legal holidays days:

New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Old Greenwich First Lighting Festival (first Saturday in December), All Saturdays and Sundays in June & July.

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