DPW Announces Sunshine Avenue Bridge Replacement Project

The Town of Greenwich, Department of Public Works, Engineering Division will be commencing a bridge replacement project on Sunshine Avenue in Riverside.

The project involves the replacement of the existing bridge on Sunshine Avenue between Perry Place and Bonwit Road with a new precast concrete box culvert.

The Contractor, A. Vitti Excavators, LLC, Stamford, CT, will be working between 7am and 6pm, Monday through Friday and 9am through 5pm on Saturdays, beginning on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 with installation of temporary traffic control devices.

Construction activities occurring prior to the last day of school will maintain safe pedestrian access, at least alternating one-way traffic during allowable work hours and be fully open to two-way traffic outside of allowable work hours. The approved road closure is anticipated to begin around June 19, 2019.

The proposed construction is anticipated to last approximately seven months, with bridge replacement between June and August 2019 and final restoration occurring in Fall 2019. All dates are dependent on the weather and any unforeseen complications.

In addition to bridge replacement, various catch basins and manholes will be installed, curbing and sidewalk will be replaced near the bridge location, portions of Sunshine Avenue will be repaved in the disturbed area and new pavement markings will be applied.

The approved detour will be posted with signage and will utilize Sound Beach Ave Ext, Sheep Hill Rd, Old Orchard Rd, Split Timber Pl and Bonwit Rd.

Local driveway access will be maintained throughout construction.

Work before and after this duration may utilize alternating one-way traffic control during work hours.

It is important for the safety of the public and the contractor’s staff that all pedestrians and drivers obey uniformed traffic personnel and all posted traffic control devices.

It is the Town’s policy to keep persons informed and involved when such projects are undertaken.

The Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works along with GM2, Inc., the design

consultant, will be working together to make sure the public is informed and aware of project updates. Please check the Town of Greenwich Public Works webpage for regular updates related to this project at:

https://www.greenwichct.gov/1488/Sunshine-Avenue-Bridge

“We understand that there will  be some inconveniences and we ask that you please be patient during this construction period,” DPW said in a release.

Anyone interested in obtaining further information can contact Jason Kaufman, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm  via phone at (203) 622-7767 or via email at jason.kaufman@greenwichct.org