The installation of a new pedestrian bridge over Washington Blvd. will begin this weekend. The $2.8 million bridge will connect BLT’s new Gateway Garage project at 406 Washington Blvd. to the Stamford Train Station.
The communities of Harbor Point and the South End, along with commuters from the new parking garage, will be able to access the station on foot without having to cross Washington Boulevard at street level. John Freeman, General Counsel at BLT, said this will reduce traffic congestion, and improve safety and quality of life for rail commuters.
Freeman said in a statement, “Stamford Transportation Center is the busiest train station between New York and Boston, and continues to be a key economic hub in our region, so these improvements to the station really support Stamford’s continued economic growth.”
The bridge will also connect to BLT’s Gateway mixed-use project on Washington Blvd., which will offer 500,000 square feet of office space, 100 housing units, and over 1,500 parking spaces.
The bridge will be installed over the next three weekends, beginning this Friday, March 28. The project will shut down Washington Blvd. between Station Place and South State Street from 9 p.m. Fridays to 6 a.m. Mondays. Drivers should expect delays and plan to take alternate routes. See below for details.
The project is scheduled to be completed by April 23.
Road Closure on Washington Blvd. between Station Place & South State Street:
*Closes Fridays at 9 p.m., reopens Mondays at 6 a.m.
*MARCH 28 - 31 (install superstructure)
*APRIL 4-7 (glass panel installation)
*APRIL 11-APRIL 14 (miscellaneous work)