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Expanded parking proposed for Bethel train station

An informational meeting will be held next month in Bethel about a proposal to expand the Bethel Rail Station parking lot.  The meeting is being held by the state Department of Transportation, which says the project is needed to accommodate demand due to increased ridership on the Metro North Danbury branch line. 

 

The north side of the existing lot would be expanded along with repaving the entire lot, new sidewalk ramps, landscaped islands, better drainage and lighting.  The proposal calls for eight handicap spaces being added as well as a pedestrian pickup/drop off area in front of the stations for cars and buses.  New sidewalk would be installed along Durant Avenue to close the gap where the existing sidewalk ends. 

 

Construction on the estimated $2 million project would start in 2016.

 

The meeting will be held September 4th.

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