Connecticut Department of Transportation, Task-Order Assignments

Connecticut Department of Transportation, Task-Order Assignments

Project Overview

Envision was awarded a nearly $7M task-order contract with the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration for Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) projects as part of Envision’s Project Management Oversight Services (PMO) contract. The contract was awarded through a TORP (Task Order Request for Proposal) and includes six major projects. Two of the projects, The Devon Bridge in Stratford, CT and The Walk Bridge in Norwalk, CT, are movable bridges that will be replaced with lift bridges.

The Walk Bridge in Norwalk, CT, aka The Norwalk River Railroad Bridge, was built in 1896 and has outlived its intended service life. It carries four railroad tracks and approximately 175 trains with 125,000 passengers daily. The Walk Bridge has been subject to continued operational failures, is vulnerable to damage from harsh weather conditions, and requires replacement. This project protects and improves valuable assets in Norwalk—the Norwalk River, the rail line, and local roads—through infrastructure investment. The $600M bridge replacement will be a reliable, redundant and resilient structure, improving rail dependability on a critical transportation link along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). It will maintain a vibrant waterfront in Norwalk by allowing navigation and dredging to continue upriver, and leaving opportunities for upstream development for future generations. The Walk Bridge Project also includes three contiguous bridge replacement and a new set of track interlockings at CP243 and CP241 and additional track work at the Danbury Dockyards.

In addition to the above projects the entire Program consists of six projects including reconstructing five (5) substations and adding one (1) new substation for a total of six substations for the Program, new signaling on the Waterbury Branch Line, New PTC installations along the New Haven Corridor and new catenary wires also along the New Haven Corridor for a total program cost in excess of $2B.

Project Information

Owner Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region 1
Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)
Project Start 2020
Project End 2030
Project Cost $2B
Envision’s Role
  • Program Management
  • Construction Management