The Danbury Branch Dockyard Project consists of rail improvements, including approximately one-mile of electrification, along the Danbury Branch Line between Washington Street and the railroad crossing at Jennings Place. The work includes the addition of two new tracks between Marshall Street and Science Road, track replacement, signal and communication system upgrades, and new catenary structures.
The Dockyard is located under the I-95 overpass near Oyster Shell Park, and will include five total tracks that can be used for staging trains when they are not in use on the mainline. The additional tracks on the Danbury Branch will enable commuter trains ending their service in South Norwalk to switch direction back toward Grand Central Terminal.
As part of the Danbury Branch Dockyard Project, the superstructure of the rail bridge over Ann Street will be replaced. This includes new weathering steel deck spans and railings that will maintain the 19th century character of the bridge.
Key Milestones & Cost
START OF CONSTRUCTION: October 2017
ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION DURATION: 2.5 Years
ANTICIPATED COMPLETION OF ANN STREET BRIDGE: Late 2018
ESTIMATED OVERALL PROJECT COST: $98 Million
ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST: $89 Million