Lane Street bridge work approved in Shelton

Feb 25, 2019
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SHELTON — Engineering and construction work will take place on the Lane Street bridge over Means Brook, as the result of several expenditures approved by the Shelton Board of Aldermen at its Thursday, Feb. 14, regular meeting.

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the bridge needs replacement because of several factors, chief among them its age (76 years) and a “poor” DOT rating. The bridge also has no sidewalks and has a critical level of scour, a phenomenon in which fast-moving water removes sediment such as sand and gravel from around bridge abutments or piers and can lead to bridge failure. Additionally, the bridge’s twin culverts need to be replaced.

The agreement approved by the Board of Aldermen directs $249,329 to the firm of Milone & MacBroom of Cheshire, for construction inspection services. It also directs $2,048,092, to New England Road, Inc., of Clinton, for construction services. Ultimately, the state DOT will reimburse Shelton for 80 percent of the cost.

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