On January 25, 2016, Common Council Members Maggio and Kydes asked to suspend the rules and introduce the following resolution for a Common Council vote:
COMMON COUNCIL RESOLUTION
Sponsored by: John Kydes (District C) & Michelle Maggio (District C)
Replacement of Metro North Railroad Bridge over East Avenue
WHEREAS, Norwalk residents adamantly oppose the lowering of the roadway under the Metro North Bridge on East Avenue to a height conducive to large truck accessibility.
THEREFORE, be it resolved that, the City of Norwalk, CT requests the CT Department of Transportation rescind current plans (CONN DOT Project #170-1375) to lower said roadway to fourteen feet, three inches and restrict the project height to a clearance of not more than thirteen feet, six inches; and
THEREFORE, be it further resolved that, the CT Department of Transportation ensure that all emergency vehicles retain sufficient clearance to said bridge, as currently allowed.
THEREFORE, be it further resolved that, the CT Department of Transportation explore effective methods to ensure that oversized trucks do not strike the bridge.