Work Has Started on Old Greenwich Train Bridge Rehab

Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 1.24.25 PMThe State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) has started work on the Sound Beach Ave and Tomac Ave railroad bridges. 

In addition to the bridge construction, CT DOT will make improvements to the Railroad Station and the South Commuter Parking lot at the Stamford Bound in Old Greenwich.

A joint effort between the CT DOT and Metro North, the project will take over four years.

The first phase of the project consists of Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) relocating the existing overhead power line in the upper and lower portions of the South Commuter Parking Lot. In the following weeks, CL&P will install new wooden utility poles and underground electrical service in the lower parking lot.

Parking spaces at various locations at the Old Greenwich Railroad Station will be inaccessible. CT DOT asks residents to be aware of any construction signs, cones and notices posted at the site.

Over the years, the Old Greenwich Association (OGA) has worked with town and state officials to help facilitate this project within the community. Of greatest importance is minimizing the inconvenience, making sure appropriate design and aesthetics are considered in the final product, and doing whatever can be done to assure the public that homes and the village remain accessible.

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As promised to the OGA, CT DOT has created a website dedicated to providing regularly updatable information on the project. This site, accessible through the OGA website will be the go-to place for residents looking for information on traffic disruptions, pattern changes, closures and work schedules.