The Danbury Public Works Department is doing a partial bridge replacement along Jefferson Avenue. The bridge was inspected and it was determined that the decking was in poor condition. A contractor is removing the poured slab deck and a new one will be poured.
Director Antonio Iadarola says there are no hydraulic opening issues and the current size will be maintained. The project has to be done within 120 days and the department is confident that it will be done in a third of that time.
Councilman Duane Perkins asked if there's been any major flooding in that area and if the Department plans to do any other engineering work around the bridge as part of the project. Iadarola says the rubble retaining walls on either side of the bridge are in good shape so the restoration work there will be minimal. He didn't address whether or not there has been a flooding issue.