CT DOT Work on Old Greenwich RR Bridges Set to Start on Monday, May 4

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Work to replace the bridge superstructures over Sound Beach Avenue & Tomac Avenue, extension of the train station platforms, and modifications to the parking lot on the south side of the railroad tracks is set to begin on Monday May 4.

According to a release from the state DOT, the first stage of the project will involve the construction of a retaining wall in the south parking lot, which will affect the number of parking spaces in that lot until the work is complete.  The following website for the project will be updated on a regular basis, it also includes contact information as well as a FAQs page: http://oldgreenwichrrstationbridgerehab.com/

Rehabilitation of Metro North Railroad Bridge No. 03948R, over Sound Beach Avenue and Bridge No.03955R, over Tomac Avenue 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, CT 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.


There may be alternating one-way traffic operations and shoulder closures on Sound Beach Avenue and Tomac Avenue: Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Saturday – Sunday between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

The Contractor will be allowed to close and detour Sound Beach Avenue or Tomac Avenue  during the overnight period from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. but never simultaneously, excluding the following state observed legal holidays days:

  • Good Friday, Easter
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Old Greenwich First Lighting Festival (1st Saturday in December)
  • All Saturdays and Sundays in June & July