The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is extending the comment period and postponing the public hearing date at the request of the City of Norwalk to allow additional time for...read more
The Environmental Assessment for the Walk Railroad Bridge replacement project in Norwalk has been published, triggering a 45-day comment period that will include a public hearing on October ...read more
The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be starting emergency repairs to the Walk Bridge Fender System which is anticipated to cause minimal impacts to the navigable channel. The w...read more
The Connecticut Department of Transportation and Metro-North Railroad have signed a “partnering letter,” agreeing to a collaborative effort as plans are finalized to replace the ...read more
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]
A preliminary 30% Design was submitted in October 2015. A final 30% Design is due in Spring 2016.
CTDOT is proceeding to identify necessary acquisitions and construction easements and working directly with impacted property owners.
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.
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.
Following scoping, existing conditions of resources and methodologies for assessing impacts were documented for the draft EA/EIE.
Cooperating and Participating Agencies
Cooperating and Participating Agencies were identified and coordination on potential impacts and methodologies has been ongoing.
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.
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.