Replacing the 727-space garage has been part of a long-range CTDOT plan to rebuild and enhance the Transportation Center; in the meantime, the department has been cordoning off sections of the garage and making temporary repairs. However, over the weekend of April 11-12, significant problems were reported when some pieces of concrete in the third level fell to the second-level deck. There were no injuries and no damage to vehicles.
Report by Paula Antolini
April 15, 2015 8:23AM EDT
|Message from CT State Senator Toni Boucher:
The State Department of Transportation is closing the OLDER parking garage at the Stamford Transportation Center because of falling concrete.
The good news is no one has been hurt and no property was damaged.
The bad news is the loss of hundreds of critical parking spots.
The CTDOT is allowing daily parking permit holders to park in the newer garage next to the closed garage.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PERMIT you will be directed to another nearby facility.
Two lots are available:
Any further questions can be directed to CTDOT by calling (860) 594-3062, Or visit www.ct.gov/dot
Here’s more from CTDOT on what’s next for the old garage.
CTDOT Closes Parking Garage at Stamford Rail Station
CTDOT has retained the engineering firm of Lochner Inc., to perform radar penetration and other testing of each parking level to ensure safety and stability. Once the testing is complete, plans will be developed regarding the future of the garage.
“Although some will be inconvenienced, we are taking this action to ensure the safety of all customers,” said CTDOT Commissioner James P. Redeker.
CTDOT is working to identify parking facilities in the area to accommodate commuters.