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  • Norwalk reopens Rowayton Avenue bridge

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Rowayton Avenue bridge has reopened, City officials say. “Since Tropical Storm Elsa caused damage to the Rowayton Avenue Bridge, our engineering team in the Department of Public Works has worked tirelessly to repair it,” Mayor Harry Rilling is quoted as saying. “I want to thank them for completing this project in…

  • Public Works roundup: Trees, paving, Rowayton Avenue bridge ETA

    NORWALK, Conn. – A roundup of news from the Department of Public Works: A first: more trees planted than removed Rowayton Avenue bridge to reopen by Independence Day New maps highlight paving progress Trash talk: Less to collect State wants jurisdiction over hazardous waste under SoNo Collection City needs new Waste Programs Manager

  • Council roundup: ‘Expedited’ and long awaited work; COVID-inspired help for businesses; P&Z merger

    NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s a round up from Tuesday’s busy Common Council meeting: A shortcut to expedite Rowayton Avenue bridge repair ‘One of the first’ uses of ARP funds: a business loan program Dreamy Hollow flooding project given a go P&Z appointments confirmed, while two complain of ‘not enough information’

  • A Norwalk photo #111

    NORWALK, Conn. – Motorists are being detoured away from the intersection of Rowayton Avenue and Woodchuck Lane as the City inspects deterioration of the roadway over the Keelers Brook watercourse, Norwalk Communications Director Josh Morgan said. “For the safety of the public and out of an abundance of caution, we have temporally closed this section…

  • Rowayton ambivalently reaps reward of $2.8 million in road work

    NORWALK, Conn. – Rowayton can see the results of $2.8 million of work and months of inconvenience – the work on Rowayton Avenue is almost done, according to Norwalk Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord. While one man who lives next to the tracks called the work “beautiful,” three Rowayton residents on Sunday expressed…

  • Alvord promises Rowayton work will be done by end of the year

    NORWALK, Conn. – Work on Rowayton Avenue at the railroad station will be done by the end of the year, Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord said. The disruptive action of lowering the roadway will be done over two weekends to minimize the impact on commuters, he said. The last three or four weeks…

  • Rowayton trees mourned as residents vent on Facebook

    NORWALK, Conn. – The area around the Rowayton train station looks like a strip mall now, according to Carolyn Chiodo, an opponent of the Rowayton Avenue lowering project. About 25 to 30 mature trees have been cut down, including oaks, cedars, sugar maples and a rare elm tree, according to an April 15 Facebook post…

  • Rowayton activists looking to get attention of neighbors, Malloy

      NORWALK, Conn. – The party appears to be over, but two Rowayton residents have taken a step to protest a $2.8 million road construction project that was recently given its final approval by the Common Council. Lisa Thomson and Carolyn Chiodo have put up a sign at Witch Lane Park — where signs are routinely…

  • DPW documents: No historic damage to be done by Rowayton Avenue reconstruction

    NORWALK, Conn. – No historic properties will be affected by the Rowayton Avenue reconstruction contract recently approved by the Norwalk Common Council, the State Historic Preservation Office said in documents provided by Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord. A complete review of the area between Caroline Court and  Arnold Lane was mandatory under the…

  • DPW director defends Rowayton project, promises bike lane

    Updated, 10 p.m., height of CL&P line truck added.  NORWALK, Conn. – The director of Norwalk’s Department of Public works has comforting words for people who think the work planned for Rowayton Avenue will increase the number of speeders on what is, in some ways, a bucolic country road. “We’re going to use some landscaping…

  • Rowayton Avenue accidents detailed by Norwalk councilman’s research

    NORWALK, Conn. – At least two motorists were involved in an accident under the Rowayton Avenue railroad bridge in recent years – as many suspected was possible, they bumped mirrors. That accident report is one of eight that Norwalk Common Councilman David McCarthy (R-District E) produced Tuesday to correct one aspect of what he called…

  • Norwalk council sends Rowayton ‘boondoggle’ forward

    NORWALK, Conn. – Work is expected to begin on Rowayton Avenue in April as the Norwalk Common Council on Tuesday night approved a construction contract for the long-planned project. The roadwork at the railroad station is expected to be done by December, possibly much sooner. The vote came after a spirited two-hour debate that touched…

  • Barbis: Rowayton Avenue work looks like a done deal

     NORWALK, Conn. – A project to widen Rowayton Avenue at the railroad bridge is up for a vote Tuesday evening after a conversation between city officials and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) apparently failed to produce any alterations to the plan. The price tag for refusing modifications planned by the state for the Rowayton…

  • Duff, Rilling request meeting with state on Rowayton Ave. project

    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…

  • Letter: A chance to speak out against Rowayton Ave. project

    (Update: This item was pulled from tonight’s agenda by request of Mayor Harry Rilling. Rilling and Sen. Bob Duff have requested a meeting with the state to discuss the project. See separate story.) By Mike Mushak To the editor: The Common Council will be voting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Jan. 14, to approve or…

  • Rowayton ‘boondoggle’ up for ‘reasonable’ vote Tuesday

    NORWALK, Conn. – The crux of the matter could be summed up in seven words, according to Sixth Taxing District Commissioner Tammy Langalis: Don’t turn Rowayton Avenue into Route 1. Langalis was referring to the reconstruction of Rowayton Avenue under and north of the Metro-North bridge, a project that will go ahead if Common Council…