WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct a public informational meeting regarding the resurfacing and median re-construction along I-95 in Norwalk and Westport.
The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 13, in the Westport Town Hall Auditorium, 110 Myrtle Avenue. The meeting will include an open forum for individual discussions with department officials and representatives, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and a formal presentation at 7 p.m.
The work will begin at the easterly end of the Yankee Doodle Bridge in Norwalk (I-95 over Norwalk River) and extend 2.5 miles to the eastern abutment of the bridge over the Saugatuck River in Westport (Bridge No. 00064).
The following additional bridges are located within the project limits: East Avenue over I-95 (Bridge No. 00060); Strawberry Hill Avenue over I-95 (Bridge No. 00061); I-95 over Saugatuck Avenue (Route 33) (Bridge No. 00062); and I-95 over Franklin Street (Bridge No. 00063).
The proposed work consists of re-construction of the center median and outside shoulders along with resurfacing of the highway mainline and the ramps of Interchanges 16 and 17. The median will be re-constructed consistent with other stretches of I-95 to provide a 6-foot wide capped concrete barrier section and 12-foot wide inside shoulders. The horizontal and vertical alignment of I-95 and the ramps will remain unchanged.
In addition to the above, the following bridges will be rehabilitated as follows:
- Bridge No. 00061 – Superstructure replacement with improved clearance over I-95
- Bridge No. 00062 – Superstructure replacement with improved ramp lane widths
- Bridge No. 00064 – Concrete deck repairs and replacement of expansion joints
Other proposed improvements include upgrade/repair of existing drainage structures, replacement of the existing highway illumination system, guide rail upgrades and reconstruction of the existing commuter parking lot off of Hendricks Avenue.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2017 and last approximately two years. The estimated construction cost for this project is $50 million to be paid for with 90 percent of federal funds and 10 percent of state funds.
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