NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk has received all of the approvals it needs to rebuild the Calf Pasture Beach pier, jetty and seawall, Common Councilman Jerry Petrini (R-District D) said Thursday. A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued.
The RFP has a fast turnaround time – it was posted Thursday and the deadline is 2 p.m. July 10, less than three weeks away. Petrini said, “Hopefully, if it all comes back – the money is set aside – we should start construction, hopefully, a little bit later on this summer.”
The pier, jetty and seawall were heavily damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011. The city obtained FEMA grant money to repair and rebuild the structures, but Superstorm Sandy came in last October, before the work had been done, and damaged the structures more, complicating matters.
The RFP specifies a $1 million budget. It calls for construction to begin approximately Aug. 15 and to be substantially completed by Dec. 1.