DOT forum on Saugatuck Bridge will include historian
WESTPORT — Preliminary findings on the condition of the Saugatuck River Bridge will be presented at an information session Monday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium.
First Selectman Jim Marpe said he and and Rep. Jonathan Steinberg arranged the meeting with state Department of Transportation officials to get updated information on the progress of the ongoing Saugatuck River Bridge Rehabilitation Study.
“While the study report is in its early stages, I believe it will be helpful for the DOT to present its preliminary findings (and) Westporters will have an opportunity to express their views on the bridge’s history, significance to the Saugatuck area, and on potential rehabilitation options,’’ Marpe said.
“Recognizing that historical considerations are a concern of many Westporters, I am grateful that the DOT has confirmed that key personnel with direct knowledge of the (study) will attend the session to address questions and concerns.”