Gov. Ned Lamont joined Stamford officials this morning to announce plans to replace the Route 1 bridge over I-95 near Exit 9.
The current, 76-year-old bridge will essentially be “dropped” and replaced with another, prebuilt bridge that is under construction nearby, in what city officials call an “accelerated bridge construction” approach costing $15 million. That work will take place over only two weekends, June 1-2 and June 8-9.
Doing the same work in a more traditional manner would have taken two years, according to Connecticut Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Anna Berry.
Successful implementation of such projects will help “this state, this city, this country … to evolve, and grow and succeed,” Stamford Mayor David Martin said. “If we don’t take care of this bridge … surely that bridge collapses.”