Phase 1 Completed, Phase 2 Work to Begin with Replacement of Metro-North Railroad Bridge No. 08012R over Atlantic Street, Catenary Improvements, Track 7 Extension and Reconstruction of Atlantic Street in Stamford
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start of Phase 2 work which includes replacing the Metro North/Atlantic Street Bridge, the reconstruction of Atlantic Street and track and infrastructure improvements to the Stamford Train Station. Multimodal accommodations will provide for future bike lanes and beautification will be incorporated in the project. The work is expected to begin in June 2018 and conclude in November of 2020. These collective improvements will improve surface traffic operational efficiencies, improve access to the South End neighborhoods and improve local and express train service with the addition of a dedicated Track #7, extended platform and dedicated stairway.
Phase 1 of the project, now completed, included improvements to the Interstate 95 Exit 8 off Ramp to Atlantic Street as well as to South State Street from the Stamford Train Station to Canal Street in Stamford. The new I-95 Exit 8 off ramp provides additional operational lane capacity by moving the off ramp between Atlantic Street and Canal Street on South State Street. In addition, South State Street, from the Stamford Station to Canal Street, underwent extensive drainage and sanitary sewer improvements, traffic signal upgrades, relocation of water, power and communication underground facilities. As part of the drainage improvements, a box culvert was installed at the intersection of Canal Street at Dock Street.
DOT Project No. 135-301 & 301-163 was awarded to Halmar International of New York, NY on September 1, 2017 for $74,846,308 with an official start date of July 1, 2018 and is anticipated to be complete on November 30, 2020. This project is administered by the Office of Construction – District 3, New Haven.
DETOUR AND LANE CLOSURE INFO
The first major part of Phase 2 is to install the railroad track jump spans to prepare the new abutments for the replacement of the MNRR Bridge over Atlantic Street. This work will take place during evening hours only with no reduction in train service expected. The jump span installations are scheduled to be completed by Fall 2018.
South State Street lanes will remain at two (2) lanes between Atlantic Street and Canal Street.
Variable message signs on Interstate 95 and South State Street will be utilized to advise motorists of traffic conditions in the area. Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.