Old Greenwich Storm Drain Improvements

Traffic Update

Daily road and/or lane closures will occur (as approved by Board of Selectmen) and temporary traffic control devices will be installed to protect motorists and pedestrians.  During daytime road closure, local traffic only between 6am and 6pm.     In addition, portions of Park Avenue will be will be posted with “NO PARKING BETWEEN 6 AM AND 6 PM” signs and will remain until work is completed.  Other streets outside of Park Avenue will be posted with “NO PARKING BETWEEN 6 AM AND 6 PM” signs prior to work in that specific area. 

Please take notice of the posted signs in the Town’s right-of-way to be sure that vehicles are parked in designated off-street parking areas.  Any vehicles that are not moved will be towed.  It is important for the safety of the public and the contractor’s staff that all pedestrians and drivers obey uniformed traffic personnel and all posted traffic control devices.

Upcoming Schedule

August 6, 2018 through August 17, 2018 – The contractor has been installing drainage pipes/structures on Lockwood Ave between Park Ave and 13/14 Lockwood Ave. Starting on or about August 7, 2018, all work between 23/25 Park Ave and 13/14 Lockwood Ave should be complete the area should be swept clean. The contractor will then begin work between 23/25 Park Ave and Arcadia Rd. An on-call contractor for the Town has completed relocating existing sanitary sewer laterals ahead of drainage installation between 23/25 Park Avenue and Arcadia Rd. Aquarion Water Company has completed relocating existing water services ahead of drainage installation between 23/25 Park Avenue and Arcadia Rd. The drainage project’s contractor, Grasso Companies, LLC of Norwalk, CT, will be working between 7am – 6pm, Monday through Friday.

Old Greenwich Storm Drain Improvements (Town Project 14-31) (PDF)

Project Description

The Old Greenwich Storm Drain Improvements project is a culmination of approximately 10 years of planning, analysis, and design to alleviate flooding and restrictions to emergency services in and around the Old Greenwich downtown area. The project involves the installation of storm drain structures and pipes on:

  • Arcadia Road
  • Highview Avenue
  • In the Vicinity of the Old Greenwich School and on School Property
  • Lockwood Avenue
  • Park Avenue
  • Portions of Sound Beach Avenue

In addition to drainage pipe installation, various catch basins and manholes will be installed, curbing and sidewalk will be replaced in several locations, Park Avenue will be entirely repaved, portions of Sound Beach Avenue, Arcadia Road, Lockwood Avenue and Highview Avenue will be repaved and new pavement markings will be applied.

The Contractor, Grasso Companies, LLC, Norwalk, CT, has resumed working on the final phases of the project between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Initial phases of the project were completed in November 2017 on the Old Greenwich School property, portions of Sound Beach Avenue and through an established drainage easement on private property between Sound Beach Avenue and Park Avenue. The remaining work began at the beginning of April 2018 and is anticipated to last approximately 6 to 8 months, with pipe installation between Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 and final restoration occurring in Fall 2018. All dates are dependent on the weather and any unforeseen complications.

Project Information

41 new catch basins

29 new manholes

+/- 5,000 linear feet of new drainage pipe

+/- 3,000 linear feet of curb replacement or repair

+/- 7,500 square yards of new pavement