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Merritt Parkway to Be Resurfaced Between New Canaan, Stamford

Sen. Carlo Leone announced the project on Tuesday.

 

Sen. Carlo Leone announced Tuesday a construction project anticipated to generate 201 jobs beginning June 2013 when the Merritt Parkway undergoes resurfacing.

The stretch of the parkway between Stamford and New Canaan will be the focus of the project, which is approximately 6.4 miles of road.  

Additionally, 13 bridges spanning the parkway will undergo repair and updated safety improvements, Leone said in his announcement.

"The Merritt Parkway is one of two main highways in Southwest Connecticut, an essential part of our infrastructure and a major artery of our local economy," the senator said. "We cannot afford to have the Merritt fall into disrepair. This resurfacing effort will support 201 construction jobs, and upon its completion, will help to reduce traffic and serve as a corridor to fuel future economic growth in our region."

The resurfacing  is part of the larger Merritt Parkway Improvement Plan, which is intended to address and upgrade safety issues along the entire 37.5 mile length of the Parkway.  To date 19 miles of the project have been completed.

This latest portion of the effort will be advertised to contractors in February of next year. $9,600,000 in state bonds will be issued to finance the work, in addition to federal funds.

 

Angie S. December 12, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Oh crap. I hope they get a delayed start. I need the path from New Canaan to Greenwich Hospital to be clear and uncongested in the month of June 2013!!! :-)
Craig December 12, 2012 at 03:28 PM
brilliant angie. lets stop the world for you and give you a motorcade
Peter December 12, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Congratulations on Your Happy News! You'll have your arms around your little one before you know it!
theprophet December 12, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Darn Democrats only think about creating UNION jobs for their construction cronies. What is being done about creating finance, programming, and high tech jobs?
Glen K Dunbar December 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM
oh Angie. Congrats pal if this is what I think it is. Greenwich Hospital is GREAT Too bad I can't go there. I owe money from years back.
Angie S. December 13, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Thanks, Peter and Glen! :-) Crossing my fingers for a little luck on the timing... Will have to figure out a faster alternate route just in case baby decides to come in the middle of construction hours...and government is uncharacteristically on schedule...LOL.

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