Old Greenwich RR Station Upgrades and Bridge Replacement

Traffic Update:

Sound Beach Avenue will have alternating one-way traffic from Sunday night, Feb. 17, 2019 to Thursday night, Feb. 22, 2019, between the hours of 9:00 pm and 5:00 am for demolition pruposes. Please utilize traffic control devices and signs to follow detours around the work zone.

South Beach Avenue and Tomac Avenue will have alternating one-way traffic from Monday (day time) Feb. 18, 2019 to Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm for the purpose of saw cutting abutment walls.

Track 3 six month outage started Saturday night, Jan. 12, 2019. Please utilize bridge plates at North Platform to access Track 1.

Stairs at Northwest corner of bridge are closed for bridge demolition. Please utilize stairs at Northeast side.

Public Information Week of Feb. 17 thru Feb. 22

*NOTICES*

Construction Activities and Notices Regarding Pedestrian and Commuter Access:

  • 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 open for access to new platform sections. Please utilize.

Night Time Operations (2/17/19 to 2/21/19):

  • Track 3 outage and support work by Metro-North Railroad.
  • Excavate and install temporary platform support system at Sound Beach Avenue bridge.
  • Demo bridge deck at Sound Beach Avenue.

Daytime Operations (2/18/19 to 2/22/19):

  • Snow removal at sidewalks and bridge plates when needed.
  • Saw cutting bridge abutment walls at Sound Beach Avenue and Tomac Avenue.
New sidewalk safety improvement pattern at Sound Beach Ave., south side. New sidewalk safety improvement pattern at Sound Beach Ave., south side. See the gallery for a larger view.
New sidewalk safety improvement pattern at Sound Beach Ave., north side. New sidewalk safety improvement pattern at Sound Beach Ave., north side.
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.