Old Greenwich RR Station Upgrades and Bridge Replacement

Traffic Update:

The South upper lot, Sound Beach Avenue, and Tomac Avenue are scheduled for closure during the night, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., from Sunday, July 21 to Wednesday, July 24, for milling and paving operations. The lot will be closed all day Wednesday for striping spaces. Please utilize the lower lot, North lot, and established detours.

Public Information Week of July 19 thru July 26

*NOTICES*

Construction Activities and Notices Regarding Pedestrian and Commuter Access:

  • Track 3 is back to service.
  • The use of stairways from Sound Beach Avenue to Track 3 North Platform is now available. Please utilize recently opened Northeast stariway.
  • Platforms on the bridge and West of the bridge are closed for final railing installation. Pedestrian access will be limited to existing platforms East of the bridge.

Night Time Operations (7/19/19 to 7/24/19):

  • Night work is scheduled this weekend, Friday night 7/19 to Sunday night 7/21, starting at 9 p.m. for the installation of tactile warning strips along the South platform (Track 4).
  • Night work is scheduled Monday night 7/22 and Tuesday night 7/23 for tactile warning sawcut operation at East side of Track 3 platform.
  • Night work is scheduled Sunday night 7/19 to Wednesday night 7/24 for milling, paving, and striping operations at South upper lot, Sound Beach Avenue, and Tomac Avenue.

Daytime Operations (7/22/19 to 7/26/19):

  • Misc. electrical/light post work on platforms and stairs.
  • Demobilization from South upper lot for future HMA paving.
  • Survey and mark layout for tactile sawcut at East side of Track 3 Platform.
  • Install wire rope infill at Track 4 Platform handrails.
Existing northwest corner and stairs prior to construction. Existing northwest corner and stairs prior to construction. See the gallery for a larger view.
New northwest corner and stairs at Sound Beach Ave New northwest corner and stairs at Sound Beach Ave
Track 3 back to service. Track 3 back to service.
East abutment staining at Sound Beach Ave. East abutment staining at Sound Beach Ave.

Welcome

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced the start of Project No. 301-0092 Rehabilitation of Metro-North Railroad Bridge No. 03948R and Bridge No. 03955R in the Town of Greenwich.

The Project is comprised of four different sites:

Site 1 - Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 03948R over Sound Beach Avenue – The existing bridge superstructure will be demolished and a new bridge constructed in its place. The new bridge will result in the elimination of the concrete/steel pier from the center of Sound Beach Avenue. The southbound left-turning lane into the south parking lot will be lengthened, and the existing sidewalks will be replaced with new 6' wide sidewalks. The existing wooden stairways that allow access to the platforms from Sound Beach Avenue will also be replaced with new concrete stairways.

Site 2 - Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 03955R over Tomac Avenue – The existing bridge superstructure will be demolished and a new bridge constructed in its place. Tomac Avenue will be restriped and a new 4' sidewalk will be constructed under the west side of the bridge.

Site 3 - Railroad Station Improvements – The station platforms will be extended from the existing 6-car length to accommodate 10-car passenger loading. Upgrades to the platforms include new energy-efficient lighting, three enclosed shelters, twenty-seven 4-person benches, six trash/recycling receptacles, and new concrete staircases and railings.

Site 4 - South Commuter Parking Lot – The upper and lower parking lots will be expanded from the existing 99 spaces to 220 spaces. Work includes the construction of an architecturally-aesthetic retaining wall, installation of new energy-efficient lighting and eco-friendly drainage, repaving of both the upper and lower parking lots, and establishment of new landscaping plants and shrubs.

The Notice to Proceed (NTP) was issued on August 13, 2014, to Manafort Brothers, Inc. at a cost of $14,875,329.00 and is scheduled for completion in May 2019. Project management and inspection will be performed by Gannett Fleming, Inc.