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East Avenue Widening

  • Norwalk Council moving East Avenue project forward

    Norwalk Council moving East Avenue project forward

    NORWALK, Conn. — The State will probably begin work to bury utility lines on East Avenue this fall, Norwalk Principal Engineer Vanessa Valadares. The Common Council is set to vote Tuesday on moving ahead with the work, which is connected to the Walk Bridge reconstruction. It’s going to cost the City $7.5 million, but there’s a…

  • Third Taxing District presented with plans to change East Avenue

    Updated, 9:39 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Plans to redo East Avenue from the Interstate 95 interchange to Van Zant Street include a “criss-cross” rearrangement at exit 16, a realigned train station driveway at Fort Point Street and underground utilities in between. “We think it will make a very beautiful gateway into the East…

  • Opinion: In Norwalk, bridge strikes aren’t the problem – lack of planning is

    Debora Goldstein is a Third Taxing District Commissioner, but said she is not writing to represent the Third Taxing District. You may remember the outcry from East Norwalk residents a couple of years ago, as they sought to convince the City of Norwalk and Connecticut’s Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to preserve the existing clearance under…

  • East Avenue concept design eliminates crazy turn lane configuration

    NORWALK, Conn. — East Norwalk has been heard: the “zig zag” on East Avenue has been removed from the design sent to the state last week. The Department of Public Works sent the Connecticut Department of Transportation a “30 percent design” on Friday, for work connected to the expected rebuilding of the Walk Bridge, DPW Senior…

  • East Avenue buildings demolished

    NORWALK, Conn. — The state has demolished three buildings adjacent to the East Norwalk railroad tracks, in preparation for work on the East Avenue railroad bridge. The houses at 220 and 222 East Ave. and the building at 218 East Ave., which housed a restaurant in the front and an apartment in the back, were…

  • Norwalk political notes: Of libraries and school superintendents

    NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Tuesday: Adamowski jumps gun Rilling ‘aggressively’ looking for library land The return of the Dalio Foundation? Dems debut new website Goldstein kicks back at state on East Avenue decision Sead, Witherspoon and Knopp gain appointments Norwalk Center Task Force gets new members

  • ConnDOT says no: Will stick to its plan for East Ave bridge

    Updated, 2:52 p.m., comment about warning devices. NORWALK, Conn. — The state is standing by its proposed height for the East Avenue railroad bridge, refusing a request from the Norwalk Common Council made in response to citizen fears about tractor trailers ruining the neighborhood. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) on Thursday sent a letter…

  • Norwalk Council votes 7-6-2 to send ConnDOT another ‘message’ on East Avenue

    Norwalk Council votes 7-6-2 to send ConnDOT another ‘message’ on East Avenue

    NORWALK, Conn. — Michelle Maggio’s cry of frustration was met with a perhaps unexpected victory Tuesday as a few members of the Common Council’s Democratic majority sided with Council Republicans in a move that Bruce Kimmel said could cost the city big money. See video at end of story “I know, I should have stayed…

  • Norwalk Council moves East Avenue project ahead

    Norwalk Council moves East Avenue project ahead

    NORWALK, Conn. – Opponents of the state’s plans for changes to East Avenue lost another battle Tuesday as the Common Council Public Works Committee voted to greenlight spending $359,000 on preliminary work for the project. The state is agreeable to at least considering not increasing the height of the East Avenue railroad bridge as much…

  • Council echoes East Norwalk, sends message to ConnDOT: No tractor trailers, please

    Council echoes East Norwalk, sends message to ConnDOT: No tractor trailers, please

    Updated, 1:11 p.m., video added. NORWALK, Conn. – The debate over lowering East Avenue continues, but a majority of Norwalk Common Council members are offering support for residents who say it will bring more tractor trailers their way. The Council, in a surprise move Tuesday evening, voted to send a message to the Connecticut Department…

  • East Norwalk speaks ‘loud and clear’: We don’t want tractor trailers down East Avenue

    NORWALK, Conn. – East Norwalk residents got their chance to query state officials Thursday about a project they have long abhorred. The upshot after two hours of sometimes contentious give and take? Opponents of the state’s plan to lower East Avenue under the railroad bridge were given another two weeks to pressure state officials in…

  • Norwalk Council eyeing $359K for East Avenue widening

    Norwalk Council eyeing $359K for East Avenue widening

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk is looking at spending $359,000 on the East Avenue widening project. The Common Council Public Works Committee is scheduled to discuss the matter at its Tuesday meeting. The money would go for professional engineering services between the city and A. Dicesare Associates, P.C., according to the meeting’s agenda. There is no…

  • Support East Norwalk residents, mayor in effort for more info on widening project

    To the Editor: The Public Works Committee of the Common Council will be voting Tuesday night, Jan. 5, to spend $359,000 on engineering plans for changes to the East Avenue Widening and Lowering Project. This project calls for lowering the roadway by three feet, and it calls for taking property from residents and homeowners called…

  • Chimento talks East Avenue, West Norwalk Road

    Chimento talks East Avenue, West Norwalk Road

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk is pushing the state to make adjustments to the East Avenue widening plan, Department of Public Works Director Bruce Chimento said Tuesday. Chimento, giving NancyOnNorwalk an update on various projects, said room would be made for East Avenue bike lanes by allowing only three vehicle lanes under what would be a…

  • Metsopoulos pitches Citizens Advisory Council in East Avenue widening

    Updated, 5:30 p.m., ETA for East Avenue widening NORWALK, Conn. — A proactive approach would make the East Avenue widening project go more smoothly and open up opportunities, Democratic District C Common Council candidate John Metsopoulos said Tuesday. A citizen’s advisory committee would be a conduit between the business owners and residents, the city and…

  • East Norwalker asks why beach is being ‘sold to outsiders’

    NORWALK, Conn. – Ire over Calf Pasture Beach and Taylor Farm marked Mayor Harry Rilling’s latest Mayor’s Night Out at Marvin Elementary School. East Norwalk resident Pam Parkington livened up what had been a sedate gathering with pointed questioning of Recreation and Parks Department Director Mike Mocciae, which she said was a continuation of a…