Parking Will Be a Bit Tighter in Front of Mather Center This Summer

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Most of the lower part of the lower parking lot at the Mather Community Center and Town Hall complex will be closed for the summer, starting this Wednesday, June 26 as the town dredges Stony Brook Pond, town officials announced Friday morning.

The project is expected to be done “on or before” Sept. 24. A map accompanying the announcement of the project shows that parking nearest to Mather Community Center (where Darien Senior Center is located) will still be open, as will the side of the parking lot nearest to Renshaw Road, but about two thirds of the parking lot aisle closest to the brook will be blocked off.

Image released by Darien First Selectman's Office

Where dredging will take place and where the lower parking lot will be closed from Wednesday, June 26 through late September.

The announcement doesn’t say what part of town government was releasing it, but it was released by the First Selectman’s Office, and the project is associated with the town Department of Public Works.

Here’s the full text of the announcement:

The Town of Darien will perform much needed dredging of the Stony Brook Pond in front of the Darien Town Hall at 2 Renshaw Road. Access to and from: Town Hall; Mather Center; and, all Renshaw Road (or other) residences, will not be interrupted.

Work will begin on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 and will be completed on or before Tuesday, September 24, 2019. To maintain this shortened duration of the project, our contractor will maintain dewatering operations throughout the duration of the project (24/7). The noise associated with dewatering activity will be approximately the same as an idling vehicle.

Work time for actual construction activity, including operation of trucks and heavy machinery, will be Monday’s through Friday’s from 7 a.m. though 5 p.m. (exclusive of holidays observed by town). If inclement weather delays progress, our contractor may work on Saturdays to maintain our schedule above.

Aerial photograph below shows pond to be dredged and portion of the parking lot that will be blocked off for staging of construction equipment, and drying of dredging materials. Parking will be limited during construction.

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