Old Greenwich RR Station Upgrades and Bridge Replacement

Traffic Update:

EXPECT ALTERNATING ONE-WAY TRAFFIC ON SOUND BEACH AVE. AND TOMAC AVE. FROM 9 AM - 3 PM.

NO SIDEWALK CLOSURES

NEW SIDEWALK SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PATTERN INSTALLED AT SOUND BEACH AVENUE: New concrete barriers placed along the east and west sidewalks for pedestrian safety.

NEW PUSH BUTTON PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK OPEN: Please note a new crosswalk has been installed at either end of the Sound Beach Avenue Rail Road Overpass to facilitate pedestrian crossing.

Public Information Week of April 22 thru April 27

*NOTICES*

**ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LOWER LOT.**

**TRACK 1 WAS OUT OF SERVICE FROM JAN. 19 AND WILL LAST SIX MONTHS.

*PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK - SOUND BEACH AVENUE - Please note that a new push button pedestrian crosswalk has been installed on Sound Beach Avenue to assist pedestrians.

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 installation of new handrailing.
  • New sidewalk safety improvements implemented at South Beach Avenue.

Nightime Operations:

  • No night work this week.

Daytime Operations, April 22 thru April 27

  • Waterproof the back walls at Tomac Avenue Bridge.
  • Relocate temporary power supply to field office at lower lot.
  • Field measurements for handrailing at north platform.
  • Miscellaneous clean-up and housekeeping.
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.
Track 3 Back to Service Work. Track 3 Back to Service Work.
Track 1 Out of Service Work. Track 1 Out of Service Work.

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.