With bridge construction underway, Old Greenwich traffic faces detours until July 1

Dee Yonker

Photo of Ken Borsuk


GREENWICH — The Sound Beach Avenue detour is in place as a long-awaited bridge replacement project officially gets underway in Old Greenwich.

The construction is expected to last until July 1. The road is closed just after the traffic circle around the Perrot Memorial Library, putting it right in the middle of the main route to downtown Old Greenwich. It is also the main way toget to Greenwich Point, with beach season set to begin next month.

A detour is in place that uses Harding Road and Forest Avenue. Pedestrians are routed through Binney Park.

According to the Department of Public Works, 14,500 vehicles cross the bridge every day.


The original plan to replace the bridge met with strong community pushback because it would have increased the size of the traffic circle. The Planning and Zoning Commission ultimately voted down that version of the project. But a revised plan sailed through with no major resistance.

The project is also expected to improve drainage.

The current bridge was built in 1925. The new one will be a single-span precast concrete structure. The goal is to match the look of the Wesskum Wood Road bridge and the pedestrian bridges in Binny Park, DPW said.

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