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First Selectman Brennan Outlines Progress On Wilton Projects

Carole Eisner, center, a sculptor and artist, with Wilton First Selectman Bill Brennan, at right, and Jeff Meuller, gallery director at Silver Mines Arts Center, at the unveiling of Eisner's welded metal sculpture, "Konnected." Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Bill Brennan

WILTON, Conn. – First Selectman Bill Brennan recently provided the following updates on a number of projects in the town of Wilton.

Wilton Train Station Pedestrian Walkway Project: The town obtained a state grant for $500,000 for a project to connect the train station and village. Tighe and Bond, which was selected to provide civil engineering and consultant services, has started the design phase, which will require approvals from a number of agencies. This process will take six to nine months with construction expected to begin by early summer 2016. When completed, pedestrians will have direct access between the train station and Wilton Center.

Wilton Center Sidewalk Restoration and Improvement: Last year, Wilton was successful in obtaining a $425,000 grant from the state to restore and improve the village center’s sidewalks, which will improve pedestrian safety and also the aesthetics of the shopping areas. Brick facings and safety features will be added in many areas, old sidewalk sections replaced and additional sidewalk sections constructed. This is another project that will improve Wilton Center and make the village a more attractive shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Natural Gas Expansion Project from Wolfpit Road to Miller Driscoll School: This project is set to be completed by Aug. 15. This project will provide an opportunity for Wolfpit Road residents to connect to the main line, if they wish to convert to gas fuel. Eversource representatives are contacting residents, as it is important to connect before the state Department of Transportation repaves Wolfpit Road, which most likely will occur in September.

Town of Wilton Road Restoration Program: During the first three years of the five-year program to repave 50 miles of Wilton’s roads, the town paved 33 miles. The fourth year of the program is underway with roads completed to date and roads – planned to be repaved – posted and updated regularly on the town’s website.

Municipal Sculpture Program: A second piece of municipal sculpture recently was installed on River Road. With collaboration from the Silvermine Art Center, an abstract steel sculpture piece titled “Konnected” has been loaned to the town at no cost for one year. The program’s objective is to make the Town Center more visually and artistically appealing for citizens and visitors. Read more about the "Konnected" sculpture here on the Daily Voice.

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