Once Around the City: All about the arts, and all about highway work

A piece ot the Artists Village goes up in Norwalk's Freese Park.
A piece ot the Artists Village goes up in Norwalk’s Freese Park.

NORWALK, Conn. – OK, so what is going on at Freese Park?

Norwalk 2.0 is what’s going on — or, more precisely, the organization’s Artists Village, open from 6 to 11 p.m. today (May 30) and Saturday, June 5-7 and June 12-14.

Tonight, take a Sip and Stroll walking tour of Norwalk’s WPA murals with Susan Wallerstein and Melissa Slattery. Walk from Freese Park to City Hall, where docents will conduct the tour of the murals hung throughout the building.

And there’s more throughout the village, including interactive exhibits, performances, kids activities, plus food and drink. It’s an event not to be missed. For the complete schedule, go to the Norwalk 2.0 website.

Ripping up the roads

  • Southbound I-95 Exit 14 Off Ramp Traffic Shift Scheduled June 9: The shift will allow construction crews to complete the widening of the exit ramp. This project is intended to the lane width and merge-distance on I-95 at Exits 14 and 15 as well as improve the drainage in the area. This work involves the widening of the southbound I-95 Exit 14 off ramp. Motorists will experience periodic ramp closures while ramp traffic is being shifted onto the recently reconstructed portion of the ramp.
  • Daytime Blasting Operation to Resume along I-95 in Norwalk Tuesday, June 10: Daytime blasting operations are scheduled to resume Tuesday, June 10, along the shoulders of I-95 in Norwalk between Exit 14 (Route 1 interchange) and Exit 15 (Route 7 interchange). Traffic stoppages will be occurring between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to remove rock in the area of construction.
  • Public Information Meeting Concerning Proposed Improvements at the U.S. Route 1 and Stuart Avenue Intersection: The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct a public informational meeting concerning the proposed improvements at the U.S. Route 1 and Stuart Avenue intersection on Thursday, June 19, in the Community Room of Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave. An open forum for individual discussions with CDOT officials will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 7 p.m.
  • Lane closures on I-95 in Norwalk for bridge inspections: There will be closures Monday and Tuesday on I-95 in the Norwalk area, and similar work around the state. Click here for a full list with times and dates.


One response to “Once Around the City: All about the arts, and all about highway work”

  1. Diane C2

    Folks ought to know by now to cringe when they see the words “Proposed Improvements” used in the same sentence as “intersection” in Norwalk. It often sounds good on paper and during the dog-and-pony shows, but in reality can result in long-term construction nuisance and permanent traffic disaster, the most recent of which are Cedar St @ Fairfield Avenue; Strawberry Hill @ Tierney; Exit 15 ramp @ West Ave; soon to be US 1 @ East Ave; Scribner @ CT Ave…..
    Let’s hope the Stuart Ave/CT Ave project fares better.

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