The Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED), Planning Division has recently launched the Ash Creek Pedestrian Bridge Project. The project will lead to the construction of a multi-use bridge, improvements to Fox St. and the creation of a new multi-use trail along the Ash Creek from Fox St. to Davidson St. The project will increase neighborhood connectivity and improve accessibility to the Fairfield Metro Train Station, doubling the population who will be within a ½ mile walk from the station. The project will also create a new recreational asset and a way to access the waterfront in the Black Rock neighborhood. All of these benefits will generate new economic opportunity for homeowners near the project area and business owners along the Fairfield Avenue Corridor.
This construction of the project will be 100% funded by a $3.8 million LOTCIP grant from the State Department of Transportation, with the design being paid for with City capital funds. The project will advance both State and City goals of creating communities with enhanced transportation options, both to reduce congestion and to promote the attraction and retention of businesses in the knowledge economy. There will be a series of public meetings to determine the design and other aspects of the project, with construction forecast to begin in early 2018.
Click here to view the 2014 Ash Creek Bridge Feasibility Study
Lynn Haig, AICP
Director of Planning
Office of Planning and Economic Development
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-7221