STAMFORD, Conn. — Commuters using the Stamford Transportation Center may want to allow more time to catch the trains soon with upcoming repair work forcing the closure of the commuter pedestrian bridge, state officials said.
It is all part of a $1.5 million repair project for the original parking garage, officials said. The work will allow Connecticut Department of Transportation officials to reopen a portion of the 727-space garage in May.
State officials announced Wednesday that they would have to close the bridge and stairs connecting the center with the original parking garage. The nearly 30-year-old garage has been closed since April because of deteriorating concrete.
Eventually, once the project is finished, commuters will have access to the expanded garage through the original garage. When the portion of the original garage reopens in May, it will give commuters access to about 270 parking spaces.
Commuters with a valid monthly parking permit have been and will continue to be accommodated within the newer, expanded 1,200-space garage. The pedestrian bridge, stairs and elevator directly from the expanded section will remain fully accessible. But, be aware of construction around, and follow signs.
Most work will be completed during off-peak commuting hours, state officials said. Signs alerting commuters will be posted.
Temporary, overhead shielding will be installed at the ground level and intermediate levels of the garage to protect vehicles and the public, state officials said.
Non-permit holders can find available parking at the nearby Gateway Garage on Washington Boulevard. This facility also features an elevated pedestrian crossing linking the garage to the rail station platform.
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