Construction starts on Wilton Center pedestrian bridge

The town will soon have a connective tissue between the Metro North train station and Wilton Center with the construction for the long-anticipated pedestrian bridge starting this week. The project is expected to bring more walkability to the downtown area and look to boost the number of pedestrians shopping and eating in Wilton Center, especially by attracting those who may travel to Wilton by train. The benefits of the project fall in lockstep with that of the Wilton Center Master Plan subcomittee, which is currently planning the future of Wilton’s downtown. It is anticipated that work will continue through the fall and be completed next spring, according to the town. The town received a $1.4 million dollar grant from the state through a Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program grant. Earlier this summer, the town entered into contracts with both Dayton Construction and Tighe and Bond to oversee the project. Dayton, who will oversee the construction, will be paid $1.18 million. Tighe and Bond’s contract totals nearly $121,000.

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