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 August 28 thru September 3

*NOTICES*
*NEW PARKING CONFIGURATION IN UPPER PARKING LOT
*NEW STAIRWAY ACCESS FROM LOWER LOT TO UPPER LOT IS OPEN
*SIDEWALK OPENED. Please note that the eastside sidewalk along Sound Beach Avenue is reopened for pedestrian access.

*NO NIGHT TIME ROAD CLOSURES PLANNED.

Construction Activities Affecting Pedestrian and Commuter Access:

  • Work on the Northbound - New Haven side of the station platform expected between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm all week long.
  • The new Staircase from the Lower Parking Lot to the Upper Parking Lot is now open.
  • New access points open from the parking lot to the northbound/New Haven side of the station platform.
  • New parking configuration in the Upper Parking Lot implemented.
  • 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.
  • The station platform extensions along the Northbound/New Haven side of the station platform are in place. These will be in place for the next six (6) months.

Night Operations, August 28 thru September 3

  • Night work will be performed Tuesday Night, August 30, 11 pm to 5 am only. Work will be on the North/New Haven Bound platform only. No Road Closures are associated with this operation and access from the North/New Haven Bound trains will still be available.

Daytime Operations, August 28 thru September 3

  • Crews will be working on the new northbound side platforms installing the safety warning “Tactile Warning Strip” (yellow rumble strip) along the platform edge.
  • Work will continue on both Tomac Avenue and Sound Beach Avenue during the day time.
  • Survey and adjustments made to the new station platform heights.
  • Periodic alternating traffic patterns may occur at either location between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Traffic control devices and traffic personel will be stationed and traffic control measures will be implemented as needed.
  • Metro North Crews may work periodically on tracks. (Commuters will not be impacted by these operations.)
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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.