Old Greenwich RR Station Upgrades and Bridge Replacement

Traffic Update:

The East sidewalk and the West sidewalk are open.

Stairs at North side of South Beach Avenue bridge are closed for bridge demolition. Please follow signs to utilize open sidewalks, crosswalks, and temporary walkway at North Station Drive, to access North Platform (Track 1).

Public Information Week of May 28 thru May 31

*NOTICES*

Construction Activities and Notices Regarding Pedestrian and Commuter Access:

  • The use of stairways from Sound Beach Avenue to Track 1 North Platform is no longer available. Pedestrians are advised to use existing open sidewalks and a temporary walkway further North at North Station Drive in order to reach North Lot and access North Platform (Track 1).
  • Platforms on the bridge and West of the bridge are closed for bridge demolition. Pedestrian access will be limited to existing platforms East of the bridge.
  • Additional new platforms and shelter are also available at East end of the existing platform.
  • New stairs adjacent to new shelter at North Platform are now closed for construction of sidewalk and island. Please use other stairs further West.

Night Time Operations 5/28/19 to 5/31/19):

  • No night work is scheduled this week.

Daytime Operations (5/28/19 to 5/31/19):

  • Strip and rub work at stairs #1.
  • Misc. electrical/light post work.
  • Rubbing concrete at Sound Beach Avenue and Tomac Avenue bridges.
  • Grubbing work at embankments on Sound Beach Avenue.
  • Landscape and planting work.
  • Install safety walk grates at Tomac Avenue bridge.
  • Install pay station shelters.
New Granite curb and Sidewalks at Sound Beach Ave. New Granite curb and Sidewalks at Sound Beach Ave. See the gallery for a larger view.
Planting of Embankment at South Station Drive. Planting of Embankment at South Station Drive.
New Platform Shelter New Platform Shelter
New North Platform and Temporary Bridge Plates to Track 1. New North Platform and Temporary Bridge Plates to Track 1.

Welcome

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced the start of Project No. 301-0092 Rehabilitation of Metro-North Railroad Bridge No. 03948R and Bridge No. 03955R in the Town of Greenwich.

The Project is comprised of four different sites:

Site 1 - Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 03948R over Sound Beach Avenue – The existing bridge superstructure will be demolished and a new bridge constructed in its place. The new bridge will result in the elimination of the concrete/steel pier from the center of Sound Beach Avenue. The southbound left-turning lane into the south parking lot will be lengthened, and the existing sidewalks will be replaced with new 6' wide sidewalks. The existing wooden stairways that allow access to the platforms from Sound Beach Avenue will also be replaced with new concrete stairways.

Site 2 - Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 03955R over Tomac Avenue – The existing bridge superstructure will be demolished and a new bridge constructed in its place. Tomac Avenue will be restriped and a new 4' sidewalk will be constructed under the west side of the bridge.

Site 3 - Railroad Station Improvements – The station platforms will be extended from the existing 6-car length to accommodate 10-car passenger loading. Upgrades to the platforms include new energy-efficient lighting, three enclosed shelters, twenty-seven 4-person benches, six trash/recycling receptacles, and new concrete staircases and railings.

Site 4 - South Commuter Parking Lot – The upper and lower parking lots will be expanded from the existing 99 spaces to 220 spaces. Work includes the construction of an architecturally-aesthetic retaining wall, installation of new energy-efficient lighting and eco-friendly drainage, repaving of both the upper and lower parking lots, and establishment of new landscaping plants and shrubs.

The Notice to Proceed (NTP) was issued on August 13, 2014, to Manafort Brothers, Inc. at a cost of $14,875,329.00 and is scheduled for completion in May 2019. Project management and inspection will be performed by Gannett Fleming, Inc.