Wilton gets federal funds to replace bridge that’s been closed for years on Sugar Hollow Road

The bridge carries Sugar Hollow Road over the Norwalk River in the Georgetown section of northern Wilton near the Ridgefield border. The federal funds were released under the Federal Local Bridge Program, administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Preliminary design work is expected to begin this spring, with construction likely starting in 2028, Boucher said in a statement. According to a DOT database of bridge repair projects, the Sugar Hollow Road bridge in Wilton is due to receive $480,000 in federal funds this year, $100,000 in 2025 and $2.43 million in 2026. The town will receive at least 80 percent reimbursement from federal aid for all three phases of the project — design, rights-of-way and construction — with the remaining funds from the state to cover 100 percent of the costs associated with the bridge replacement. The total estimated cost of the project is $2.92 million, said Thomas Reese, civil engineer with the Department of Public Works.


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