When will construction start?
Construction activities commenced in the Spring of 2016 on the new fly-over ramp for the north bound Exit 8 I-95 ramp. The new ramp was completed in 2018 as part of Phase 1 activities. Phase 2 work will focus on improvements to Atlantic Street and the replacement of the Metro North/Atlantic Street bridge.
Why are these improvements needed?
The purpose and need of the project in Phase 2 is to improve accessibility to the South End of Stamford and improve operational efficiencies along Atlantic Street while simultaneously replacing a railroad bridge that was constructed in the late 19th century and requires regular maintenance to maintain a state of good repair. The proposed improvements will facilitate future development in the South End, enhance accessibility to the Stamford Transportation Center and increase connectivity between the South End and Stamford’s downtown. Atlantic Street, under the new bridge, will be widened to accommodate 3 southbound lanes and 3 northbound lanes. Atlantic Street will also be lowered under the bridge to provide a standard clearance of 14’6″ to allow for emergency and commercial vehicle travel. Also occurring during Phase 2 will be the construction of a new dedicated Track #7 for local train service along with catenary and platform improvements to the train station.
When will construction be complete?
Phase 1 of the project was completed in June 2018. Phase 2 of the project, which includes the replacement of the railroad bridge, began in June 2018. The new bridge and improvements to Atlantic Street are expected to be completed by September 2019 and the train station improvements are expected to conclude November of 2020.
How will this project affect me?
Residents, commuters and visitors should expect temporary lane and/or shoulder closures during construction along project roadways. Pedestrians and cyclists can also expect implementation of temporary detours while construction is underway. There are times during construction in which it will be required to enact full closures of roadways including sidewalks. The exact timing of these closures will be a function of the contractor’s progress and coordination with the City of Stamford officials. Information will be communicated through this web site, social media and news media. Please continue to visit www.atlanticstreetbridge.com and the project Facebook and Twitter social media pages for traffic alerts and detours.
Who do I contact if I have a questions or comment?
(Note: Metro North New Canaan Branch customers are advised that there will be substitute bus service; the new schedule will be posted once available)