Wilton Center pedestrian bridge construction to likely start soon

While a timetable hasn’t been firmly established, selectmen agreed to move into contracts with both Dayton Construction, subject to state Department of Transportation approval, and with Tighe and Bond to oversee the project. The contract with Dayton, who will oversee the project, came back at $1.18 million. Tighe and Bond’s contract totals $120,950. Smeriglio told the selectman that the bid from Dayton came back at $29,000 more than engineers anticipated. The other two bidders for the project came in slightly higher than that, he said. The project is expected to take six months, according to specifications the town included for the project and that have been adapted into the Dayton contract. Smeriglio said in March that he anticipated construction to start in the beginning part of this summer. First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice added that, if the bridge isn’t started with ample time, construction could eventually be held up by winter weather.


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