South Norwalk crosswalk gets a colorful upgrade

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NORWALK — A rainbow crosswalk in the works outside Mathews Park on West Avenue, an official unveiling of which will happen later this month.

“They are milling and paving that area, so we don’t have to put the color down just to have to tear it up again,” city spokesperson Josh Morgan has said.

The crosswalk was initially approved by the Common Council in September 2019, but installation was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The crosswalk will not be installed with paint, but a different similar material that will be more long-lasting, Morgan said.

The crosswalk is one of four approved for design in 2019, totaling $76,870; however work on the crosswalks themselves cost $37,000. The bid was granted to New Haven-based Laydon Industries LLC.

Additionally, Mayor Harry Rilling declared June as Pride month and a rainbow flag is being flown outside City Hall for the whole month.