NORWALK, Conn. – A resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement to proceed with a controversial project to lower and widen Rowayton Avenue around the Rowayton Train Station has been pulled from tonight’s Common Council agenda at the request of Mayor Harry Rilling.
“As the new mayor, I am getting up to speed on various projects around our city and it is important that I have all of the information before making an authorization to proceed,” Rilling said in a press release issued by state Sen. Bob Duff’s office. “After all, once it is done, this will be with us for generations.”
Duff and Rilling have requested a meeting with the state Department of Transportation to clarify the details of the project, the release said.
“There is concern from Rowayton residents about additional truck traffic with this project and I want to ensure that we are working on the residents’ behalf,” Duff said. “Let’s get it right.”
Council Minority Leader John Igneri (D-District E) thanked Duff and Rilling for getting involved.
“I want to thank Sen. Duff and Mayor Rilling for listening to the concerns of Rowayton residents,” Igneri said.”Ultimately, this may move forward, so it is always helpful to have a dialogue with the state and make sure that we are doing everything possible to protect the character of Rowayton.”