Westport, DOT address residents’ concerns over bridge replacement

While residents agree the Greens Farms Road bridge needs to be replaced, they’ve raised concerns about the noise and inevitable detours when construction starts. The DOT is replacing the bridge, which spans Sasco Brook near the Fairfield line, because it was deemed “structurally deficient” during the department’s bi-yearly assessment of the bridge. During the last bridge inspection, certain elements of the bridge were rated four or lower. The project is expected to cost about $2.3 million, 80 percent of which will be paid with federal funds and 20 percent with town money. Wilberg said that Westport does have a noise ordinance that doesn’t allow construction before 7 a.m. or go any later than 8 p.m. on a weekday. The construction for the bridge replacement is estimated to be about eight months. For now, the DOT and the town will continue to take public comments into consideration as they continue to plan for the project.


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