Update on Sheldon Road Bridge

This article was published on: 02/17/16 3:01 PM by Curt

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After a joint meeting last week with the Connecticut DOT and the Connecticut DEEP, the Sheldon Road Bridge will remain closed due to erosion under and around the bridge’s abutment, which created safety concerns.

 

The Town of Griswold has filed an application for funding with the DOT and has started the process for bridge replacement. Through this program, the town will be responsible for 20% of the cost of construction which will fall between $300,000 and $600,000 dollars for the town’s cost.

 

The town will take advantage of a state pilot program that eliminates the design cost from the town share and allows the state to pick up all of the cost for design.

 

The bridge will remain closed for between 2 and 4 years depending on many variables throughout this process, but the project will get high priority through the entire process due to the road being completely closed.

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