Quantcast

A Norwalk photo #142

The view of the Interstate 95 (I-95) southbound ramp off West Avenue, Wednesday.

NORWALK, Conn. – The sidewalk on the Yankee Doodle Bridge is set to reopen in July, said Director of Transportation, Mobility, and Parking James Travers.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has been rehabilitating the bridge, which carries Interstate 95 (I-95) over the Norwalk River. The sidewalk closed in mid-2020, according to Norwalk Bike/Walk Commission Chairman Tanner Thompson.

Travers said he met with ConnDOT’s contractor last week to discuss the sidewalk. “There are two items remaining, one is the installation of a new fence, and they other is bridge work over the railroad tracks.  I am being told that both will be complete and the pedestrian bridge will reopen by July.”

“That bridge before it was closed was an important pedestrian link between the east and west sides of the city, and it was used quite a bit,” Thompson said. “We foresee that it will be used like that in the future.”

One comment

Anthony Crafters April 15, 2022 at 9:06 am

Please reopen the sidewalk. It’s been closed for way too long, and it sure is an important pedestrial artery of the city.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>