The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Virtual Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed Replacement of Bridge No. 04972, Greens Farms Road over Sasco Brook in the Town of Westport on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be live streamed via Microsoft Teams Live Event and YouTube Live. A Question and Answer session will immediately follow the presentation. The presentation will be recorded. Instructions on how to access the meeting and on how to provide comments or ask questions can be found at the project webpage:
The live stream of the formal presentation will begin 7:00 p.m.
The project is identified as State Project No. 0158-0219.
The purpose of the project is to replace Bridge No. 04972, which is currently structurally deficient and scour critical. The bridge, constructed in 1973, consists of a reinforced concrete sacrificial slab supported by reinforced concrete rigid frame units on reinforced concrete stub abutments and pier. The total structure length and width measure 35 feet and 36 feet, 2 inches, respectively. The proposed replacement consists of a single span AASHTO concrete box beam superstructure on new reinforced concrete abutments and wingwalls. The structure will have a 60-foot clear span with a 32-foot curb-to-curb width consisting of two, 12-foot travel lanes and two, 4-foot shoulders.
There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements. Construction easements will be required for construction activities associated with replacing the bridge and rights for driveway reconstruction and installation of guiderail. Drainage rights-of-way will be required for the installation and maintenance of the new drainage outlet pipe system that will need to be performed on private property.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2023 based on the availability of funding, acquisition of rights of way and approval of permit(s). The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $2,290,000. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent Federal funds and 20 percent Municipal funds.
The public informational meeting is being held to provide the public and local community the opportunity to offer comments or ask questions regarding the proposed project. Persons with limited internet access may request that project information is mailed to them by contacting James R. Barrows by email at DOT-FLBP@ct.gov or by phone at (860) 594-3192. (Allow one week for processing and delivery.)
Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (888)-566-5916 and entering the Participant Code when prompted: 9977843. Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). The MS Teams Live Event offers closed-captioning for the hearing impaired and non-English translation options. A recording of the formal presentation will be posted to YouTube following the event and closed-captioning (including non-English translation options) will be available at that time. The recording will also be available in the list of DOT virtual public meetings here: https://portal.ct.gov/dot/general/CTDOT-VPIM-Library
Visit the project webpage for options for Apple users. During the Q&A session and the 14 day comment period that follows the meeting, individuals may leave a question or comment via email (preferred) at DOT-FLBP@ct.gov. Individuals may also leave a voicemail question or comment by calling (860) 944-1111. Please reference the project in your voicemail.
Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Language Assistance Call Line (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.
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