First Selectman Michael J. Freda released an update today regarding the construction of Spring Road Bridge over Muddy River.
This past July, the Spring Road Bridge over Muddy River was reduced to one lane in response to an inspection conducted by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT). The Department of Public Works (the “Department”) secured funding for the design and reconstruction of the Bridge through the CT DOT’s Local Bridge Program. Once the Department was awarded money for the reconstruction, the Town selected Dewberry Engineers of New Haven to design and oversee the replacement of the two-lane bridge.
Dewberry Engineers received the notice to proceed on September 26, 2012 and has completed the project survey and the hydrologic analysis report that was subsequently approved on January 29, 2013 by the CT DOT. Approximately 70% of the Bridge design proposal has been completed to date, and Dewberry Engineers plans on submitting it to the Town, the CT DOT, and the DOT Hydraulics Unit by the end of this month.
Once Dewberry Engineers complete the design and receive approval for the proposals, the Town will advertise the project for construction by the end of May. The Town hopes that construction will be able to begin by August of 2013.
Further information regarding Spring Road Bridge over Muddy River Construction may be obtained by contacting the Department of Public Works at (203) 239-5321, extension 400.