The intersection of Station Place and Washington Boulevard at the Stamford train station will be closed from 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced. The intersection is here, at the western side of the train station. Anyone picking up or dropping off passengers from the southern side of the station during the closure will be affected, although Station Place can be accessed by vehicles from Atlantic Street for those using the parking garage. Washington Boulevard will also be closed at the intersection.
The recent rebuilding of the Lake Avenue Bridge over the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich has earned Connecticut a new award. A state agency, nonprofit group and business which all cooperated on the project to rebuild the bridge, part of the Merritt Parkway National Scenic Byway, won the 2020 Byway Organization’s Leveraging Services Award bestowed by the National Scenic Byway Foundation project. — an announcement from the Merritt Parkway Conservancy on behalf of the organizations in the partnership
Cited for their collaboration were the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the Merritt Parkway Conservancy, and contractor Mohawk Northeast Inc.
Maintaining and repairing scenic byways, which are both transportation corridors and tourism and quality of life assets, often generate conflicts between competing missions of safety, efficiency and aesthetic stewardship among agencies responsible for their immediate upkeep and the communities who use them. “The next two generations of drivers on the Merritt will live with the way we treat it today,” Conservancy executive director Wes Haynes wrote to the foundation in appreciation for the award. “Returning this bridge to structural soundness and the way it looked when it was built in 1940 demonstrates that goals of safety, efficiency and aesthetics can be met through collaboration when everyone pulls in the same direction.”
The project required taking the bridge out of service to completely replace the structural steel.