Old Greenwich RR Station Upgrades and Bridge Replacement

Traffic Update:

Work has commenced in the upper and lower parking lots. The number of available parking spaces will be reduced to accommodate construction. Please observe construction signage.

Public Information Week of February 19 thru February 25

*NOTICES*

*ALTERNATING ONE WAY ROAD CLOSURES POSSIBLE FOR UPCOMING NIGHT TIME WORK OPERATIONS (9 PM - 6 AM) ON SOUND BEACH AVENUE AND TOMAC AVENUE. WORK SCHEDULED TO BE PERFORMED SUNDAY EVENING THRU THURSDAY EVENING.
*SIDEWALK OPENED. Please note that the east-side sidewalk along Sound Beach Avenue is reopened for pedestrian access.
*PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY ESTABLISHED. Please note that a protective walkway has been established along the driveway leading from the northbound station platform to Sound Beach Avenue (See photos below.)

Construction Activities and Notices Regarding Pedestrian and Commuter Access:

  • New access points open from the parking lot to the northbound/New Haven side of the station platform.
  • New Pedestrian protected walkway access along driveway to northbound platform area.
  • The East side staircases accessing the Northbound/New Haven side of the tracks from Sound Beach Avenue have been closed and will remain closed for the next six (6) months for demolishing and reconstructing of the new stairs.

Night Operations, February 19 thru February 25 (Work performed Sunday Night thru Thursday Night)

  • Night time operations will be ongoing this week on Sound Beach Avenue and Tomac Avenue.
  • Demolishing work on existing steel and concrete will be performed on Sound Beach Avenue and Tomac Avenue Bridges. Please expect alternating one lane road closures to be in effect for the work.
  • Alternating lane closures and one (1) full road closure to be implemented from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Traffic control devices and traffic personal will be stationed and traffic control measures will be implemented).

Daytime Operations, February 19 thru February 25

  • Day Time Operations: Cancelled for this week.
Pedestrian walkway available for use. Pedestrian walkway available for use.
Pedestrian walkway available for use. Pedestrian walkway available for use.

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 July 2017. Project management and inspection will be performed by Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Project construction activities will begin May 4, 2015.

Utility relocation work in the parking lots has been completed. Moving utilities under the Sound Beach Avenue Bridge will continue and should be complete June 2015.