Demolition Of I-95 Bridges In Norwalk To Continue Into February

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Construction on the Taylor Avenue and Fairfield Avenue bridges over I-95 in Norwalk is set to continue into February.
Construction on the Taylor Avenue and Fairfield Avenue bridges over I-95 in Norwalk is set to continue into February. Photo Credit: File Photo

NORWALK, Conn. -- Demolition of the Taylor Avenue and Fairfield Avenue bridges over I-95 in Norwalk is set to continue into next month. 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that the first demolition stage for the bridges would be extended into the beginning of February. The schedule is weather-dependent.

The bridge work is part of a project to construct continuous speed change lanes between Route 1 and Route 7 and improvements to Route 1 in Norwalk, according to the DOT. The work includes the replacement of the bridges at Fairfield Avenue, Cedar Street, and Taylor Avenue that carry local streets over I-95 and "improvements to drainage facilities, pedestrian and traffic operations including the addition of seven-foot wide sidewalks along both sides of Route U.S. 1," according to a release. 

Vibration and noise are possible during the day and at night as demolition work continue at the Taylor Avenue and Fairfield Avenue overpasses. Construction activities, including demolition work, is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays to Saturdays. 

Taylor Avenue will remain closed between Church Street and Route 1 and Fairfield Avenue between Reed Street and Route 1 until "Spring 2015," according to the release.

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What a disaster trying to get to CT Ave,