What's On Our Mind and Yours
Last Updated: October 2018
1. Sound Beach Avenue Road Construction
According to town engineer, Jason Kaufman, there are several Town-owned assets underneath the roadway (storm drains, sanitary sewers, traffic signal communication, etc) in additional to many privately owned assets (potable water, electric, natural gas, communication, etc). Over the past 2 years there have been several projects to upgrade and improve various portions of the aforementioned infrastructure, by the Town and by private entities. For this specific area, in addition to handling groundwater and providing a safe excavated area, the existence concrete road base beneath the asphalt and heavy traffic can make this work very challenging. All contractors have done their best to temporarily restore their work zones, however sometimes additional work can be required before and during final restoration.
He says “We are working to identify all of the locations that need repair. I can assure you that we are working with all parties involved to have the roadway temporarily restored to an acceptable condition and one that can handle snow plowing throughout the winter. A significant stretch of Sound Beach Avenue, included this area and others further to the south, will be milled and paved next spring or summer 2019, weather depending.”
The construction within the roadway on Sound Beach Ave is expected to be completed this (October 22nd, 2018) Replacement of the concrete driveway entrance on the south side of the firehouse may occur outside of this window. The Highway Division will be working to temporarily restore striping within the next 2 to 3 weeks.
2. Train Bridge Construction
Due to delays with MTA, the project is now being slated to be finished by Fall 2019. Please check our dedicated page for more detailed information direct from the DOT website (see the link in orange banner above)
3. Renovation of the Eastern greenwich Civic Center
The OGRCC, the OGA, The Cos Cob Association and the Riverside Association are currently meeting with the Parks and Recreation Department to maintain a voice on their committee to oversee the design and construction of a new Civic Center building. The Old Greenwich Association has a keen interest in plans for the Center and has been active in pushing for a larger, brand new building with more athletic facilities intact.