Norwalk launches $25 million revitalization of Wall Street area: ‘Redesign an entire downtown’

The revitalization of Norwalk’s Wall Street area has been a community goal since a flood in 1955 devastated the area. Now the city is undertaking $25 million in grant-funded projects to revive it. So far, Norwalk has been allocated $18 million in state and federal grants to redesign the streets, expand the sidewalks, add more street trees, improve lighting, and raise crosswalks. Phase 1 will break ground on Aug. 5 on Wall Street between Main Street and Brook Street. This stretch of Wall Street revitalization will be paid for with a $2.4 million grant from the state. About $2 million was used for a contract with Waters Construction, based in Bridgeport. The rest of the funds will be used by the city for other preparation work, Travers explained.

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