Valley Road Bridge over Horse Tavern Brook
Replacement of Bridge #04956
Town of Fairfield, Connecticut
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  • Public Information held on 11.12.13
    Notices, Project Status

    Public Information held on 11.12.13. The Town has selected the Steel Beam Bridge alternative to replace the existing bridge. Next steps include scope development for final design, fee negotiations and contract preparation to move into the Final Design Phase.


    Valley Road Resident

    March 5th, 2014

    When will the next public meeting regarding the bridge be held?


    March 10th, 2014

    The scoping and negotiations for the final design of the steel beam bridge alternate that was selected by the Town after the completion of the Preliminary Engineering Phase is ongoing between the State DOT, Town and Dewberry. The next Public Information Meeting will be held as soon as the semi-final design plans are developed which is tentatively anticipated to be in June 2014. There will also be a public hearing to obtain the Town of Fairfield Inland Wetlands Permit.

    Valley Road Resident

    August 7th, 2014

    Can we get another update? It’s been 9 months since the Public Information Meeting. Has a bridge design been selected? The last message suggested June 2014. It’s now August.


    August 28th, 2014

    As mentioned in the February 7, 2014 update on the website, the Town has selected the steel beam bridge alternative subsequent to the Public Information Meeting. The scope of work for the final design of the bridge has been finalized. The consultant fees are being negotiated. Work on final design is anticipated to begin later this fall and regular updates will be provided with the progress in design.

    Valley Road Resident

    January 19th, 2015

    Can we have another update? It’s been 14 months since the original Public Information hearing. It is disappointing to see public officials and bridge engineers talk about the poor condition of the bridge and the necessity to have it rehabilitated to then watch nothing happen for 14 months.

    What is going on? Is this website still a relevant source of information?


    January 20th, 2015

    Subsequent to the completion and comments made at the Public Information Meeting in November 2013, the scope of work for the final design of the selected steel beam bridge alternative was developed by Dewberry. Following the detailed review/approval of the scope by the Town and Connecticut DOT, the negotiations for the project were completed on October 3, 2014. The Town is currently in the process of seeking additional funds internally to cover the final design cost of the project, which is likely to be completed in late February 2015, subsequent to which an agreement will be executed between Town and Dewberry for the final design phase. It is anticipated that the work on final design will commence in late Spring 2015.

    William Hurley

    March 10th, 2016

    After a long delay, the Valley Road Bridge is now in its semi final stage. There will be a public informational meeting held March 29, 2016 at Stratfield School from 6:30 -8 PM with a presentation at 7 PM. There will also be a public hearing held on April 7 , 2016 at 7:30 PM at McKinley School regarding inland wetlands/watercourses permit.
    You can also view entire set of plans in Engineering. M-F 8-4. Thank you for your patience.

    Valley Road Resident

    March 16th, 2016

    Can the full design plans be added to this website?


    March 24th, 2016

    A draft set of design plans (design approximately 60% completed) is posted. We will be bringing a full set of plans to the public information meeting on April 29, 2016 and will be happy to answer your questions at the meeting.


    William Hurley

    March 28th, 2016

    See everyone at the public info meeting, tomorrow, Tues March 29 6:30-8 PM at Stratfield School. Thanks, Bill

    One comment above had mtg April 29- it meant to say MARCH 29.

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