Old Greenwich RR Station Upgrades and Bridge Replacement

Traffic Update:

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 December 10 thru December 17

*NOTICES*

*WORK CONTINUES AT NORTH PARKING LOT TO INSTALL PLATFORM EXTENSIONS. Please expect some traffic congestion in the North parking lot due to construction vehicles and equipment. **Please respect the traffic control devices.**
**PLEASE USE ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES IN LOWER LOT.**

**TRACK 3 IS SCHEDULED TO BE BACK IN SERVICE ON MONDAY, DEC. 18.

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

*DAY WORK IS SCHEDULED MONDAY, DEC. 11 THROUGH FRIDAY, DEC. 15 FROM 6 AM TO 2:30 PM to install electrical conduits at Sound Beach Avenue Bridge.

*DAY WORK IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, DEC. 11 THROUGH FRIDAY, DEC. 15 FROM 6 AM TO 2:30 PM to install platform extensions at North parking lot.

Construction Activities and Notices Regarding Pedestrian and Commuter Access:

  • Expect congestion at North parking lot Monday, Dec. 11 to Friday, Dec. 15.
  • 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.

Nightime Operations, Friday Night, Dec. 15, from 9 pm to 5 am:

  • Remove bridge plates at North platform, Track 3 side and install emergency small bridge plates.

Daytime Operations, December 11 thru December 15

  • Day Time Operations are scheduled on Monday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 15, 6 am to 2:30 pm daily to perform South parking lot improvements (bike rack work.)
  • Install electrical conduits at Sound Beach Avenue Bridge and Station.
  • New platform extensions will be erected at North parking lot from Monday, Dec. 11 to Friday, Dec. 15, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm.
New platform lettering at South Side of Station. New platform lettering at South Side of Station. See the gallery for a larger view.
Retaining wall parapet at upper parking lot. Retaining wall parapet at upper parking lot.
New bridge girders at Sound Beach Avenue Bridge. New bridge girders at Sound Beach Avenue Bridge.
Demolition work at Tomac Avenue Bridge (Track 3). Demolition work at Tomac Avenue Bridge (Track 3).

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 2018. Project management and inspection will be performed by Gannett Fleming, Inc.