Greenwich’s Glenville road improvement delayed again after bids came in more than $1M over budget

The Department of Public Works was planning to start the work this year, but bids have come in more than $1 million over budget, officials said, which has caused them to shift the timeline back. “We went out to bid with the intent to start this spring, but the bids came in too high and we do not have enough funding to award the contract,” DPW spokeswoman Renee Wallace said in an email. Crews will upgrade the traffic signals, add a new signal at the intersection of Pemberwick Road and Glenville Road, widen some lanes, add sidewalks and more, depending on discussions with the state Department of Transportation. The project was first delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and then further held up after residents objected to the removal of mature trees along the roadway. The town said it would remove six trees but plant six new ones when the project went before the Planning and Zoning Commission in 2022. DPW deputy commissioner Jim Michel told the Board of Estimate and Taxation that the upgrade is a priority project, but they are struggling to get the project done with the budget they’ve been given.

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