DPW to Replace Sidewalks on Tokeneke Road

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Tokeneke sidewalks will be replaced between Great Hill Road and Cliff Avenue starting Monday, April 5, the Darien Public Works Department announced on Thursday.

The replacement project covers about four tenths of a mile (according to Google Maps), starting several hundred feet east of Tokeneke School and ending several hundred feet west of the Darien-Norwalk border at Five Mile River.

Sidewalk Replacement Tokeneke Road

Image from Darien DPW

The DPW provided this map showing where the sidewalks will be replaced. (Click on the links above to Google Maps for another map of the area.)

The project is expected to be done by mid-May, although bad weather could delay completion.

A previous sidewalk project installed or replaced sidewalks on Tokeneke Road west of the upcoming project.

With completion of this new project, people should be able to walk to downtown Darien all the way from Rowayton, almost entirely over new sidewalks. Pedestrians will still need to be careful for the few hundred feet from the bridge over Five Mile River almost to the Cliff Avenue intersection. That stretch includes numerous intersections and no sidewalks, not even over the bridge.

The news release also said: “The asphalt sidewalk will be replaced with a concrete sidewalk and will include handicap ramps at intersections.

“The sidewalk location will be virtually the same as existing sidewalk.

“The area will remain open to traffic and police or other traffic control will be on site during work hours. […]

“Please feel free to contact the Town of Darien Department of Public Works at 203-656-7346 should you have any questions or concerns.”

Sidewalk Installed Hoyt 910-30-16

What a new sidewalk looked like on Hoyt Street in the fall of 2016.

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