The 7/15 Norwalk Project is an initiative to provide the missing connections between Route 7 and Route 15 (Merritt Parkway). The Project aims to improve mobility and safety at the Main Avenue and Route 7 interchanges on the Merritt Parkway.

The 7/15 Norwalk Project Team is to develop the final drafts of the environmental assessment and 4(f) evaluation document.  Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted FHWA and DOT’s consultation efforts for Section 106 review. Not all of the Section 106 stakeholders and State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers have been available to consult during the pandemic. We continue to work with FHWA on current protocols and guidance with regards to coordination and hope to complete coordination with all of our stakeholders in the coming months.  We will then incorporate the finished Section 106 process into the environmental document.  

Once completed, the environmental document will be available for review on the project website and in public libraries and offices.

The 7/15 Norwalk Project Team will be hosting two virtual Question and Answer (Q&A) sessions in the coming weeks.

Over the past year, the team has been developing the draft environmental assessment and 4(f) evaluation for the project. Since we have not been able to meet in person for a while, we look to these sessions as an opportunity to answer your questions about the project status and upcoming schedule. The sessions will include a brief update on the project, followed by the Q&A session.

The virtual meetings will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, November 30th at 12:00 PM

  • Wednesday, December 1st at 7:00 PM

The meeting links will be posted on the project website one week before the sessions. If you cannot attend either session, the recordings will be available on the website after the meetings.

A Construction project has begun on the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk and is separate from the future Route 7/15 Interchange Project. The construction activity is part of a larger CTDOT project that proposes to resurface the Merritt Parkway in both directions, as well as provide various safety improvements and aesthetic enhancements.

To learn more about and obtain construction updates on the Merritt Parkway project, visit merrittparkwaynorwalk.com.

To learn how the Merritt Parkway project interacts with the 7-15 Norwalk Project, read more here.