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

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Notice to the Old Greenwich School Community

Friday, August 18, 2017 - The contractor is currently finishing drainage pipe installation within the school's parking lot and driveway and will be completing work near the school's entrance in the next week. At the same time, a second crew will be completing restoration of the school's perimeter chain link fence, playing fields and parking lots over the next 10-13 days. All materials and equipment will be removed from school property and temporary restoration to sidewalks, curbs and pavement will be completed prior to the first day of school on August 31, 2017.

A portion of the playing fields will remain restricted until stabilized turf is established. For your safety and the safety of your children, please respect any temporary fencing, barricades or restricted areas. Permanent restoration of all sidewalks, curbs and pavement is scheduled to be completed by the Board of Education during Summer 2018. Starting on August 31, 2017 all significant work on Sound Beach Avenue will occur at night.

Traffic Update

August 21, 2017 – Work will occur on Sound Beach Avenue in the vicinity of the Old Greenwich elementary school.  Two-way or alternating one-way traffic and access to all driveways will be maintained at all times. All or portions of the Old Greenwich school parking lot may be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and through traffic. In addition, a small portion of the rear Town parking lot behind CVS, located at 225 Sound Beach Ave may be closed. Please obey all temporary traffic control devices and uniformed traffic directors.

Upcoming Schedule

August 21, 2017 through September 2, 2017 – Contractor will be installing drainage structures and pipe at the entrance to the Old Greenwich school and within the portions of Sound Beach Avenue near the school. All restoration work on school property will be completed by the first day of school on August 31, 2017.

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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 Park Avenue, portions of Sound Beach Avenue, Arcadia Road, Lockwood Avenue, Highview Avenue, in the vicinity of the Old Greenwich School and on school property.  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, will be working between 7am – 6pm, Monday – Friday, beginning on Thursday, June 22, 2017 and will start construction on the school property installing pipe working toward Sound Beach Avenue.  The proposed construction is anticipated to last approximately 12 months, with pipe installation between Summer 2017 and Spring 2018 and final restoration occurring in Spring/Summer 2018.  All dates are dependent on the weather and any unforeseen complications.


Project Info

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


Contact:         Jason M Kaufman, Civil Engineer II

                       DPW-Engineering Division

E-Mail:            jkaufman@greenwichct.org

Phone:            203-622-3839

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