WILTON, Conn. -- State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton) is looking for answers on the completion of the Wilton Train Station parking lot lighting.
Lavielle released a statement in regard to her recent inquires into the issue:
"I’m sure most of you have noticed that the installation of lighting in the Wilton Station parking lot has not been completed. Since the fall of 2012, when a constituent brought the lack of adequate lighting in the parking lot to my attention, Wilton First Selectman Bill Brennan and I have been working on the matter with the state DOT, which began the installation last year.
"Although the DOT committed to completing the work by the end of 2013, it is still not finished. I have been concerned about the lack of progress and have recently received a response about plans for completing the project from the DOT’s Office of Rail Construction:
“'This project is currently in a winter shut down period. The first portion of the project work involves saw cutting the bituminous parking lot, trench excavation to install conduits, etc., then repaving trenches. This work cannot commence until asphalt plants are opened, unusually no earlier than April 1st, AND paving conditions are favorable and in compliance to spec — minimum 40F surface and air temperature.
“'We do not anticipate seeing any construction activity until late March at best. Once the contractor begins work, it should be done in two months. We would hope for all to be lit up by June 2014.'
"I will continue to follow this project with the DOT."