Residents want noise mitigation on I-95 in Westport, Norwalk

Neighbors are looking to the state to make I-95 quieter as part of an ongoing two-mile construction project in Westport and Norwalk. The state recently nixed a $205 million improvement project on I-95 in Greenwich that would have added noise mitigation components. Gov. Ned Lamont said that he is going to direct the DOT to “revisit” the project and find a “more comprehensive solution,” according to the Greenwich Time. There are no new noise walls included in the Westport-Norwalk project, according to a public informational meeting about the project in June. This project does not meet the criteria for adding noise walls using federal funds, according to the meeting presentation. It would have to be a completely new highway, lane expansion, change in alignment or addition of new facilities for to be included. The construction will cost $98 million, with 90 percent paid for by federal money and 10 percent from the state, according to the informational meeting presentation. Back in June, the project was expected to begin in late 2021 or early 2022 and completed by the fall of 2024.

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