The Derby-Shelton bridge carries Bridge Street (State Road 712) over the Housatonic River between downtown Shelton and Downtown Derby. The bridge further represents the primary crossing of the Housatonic River with the Naugatuck Valley region and stands as a critical regional infrastructure.
This project will improve the bridges' cosmetic appearance, providing an attractive gateway to the downtown areas of Derby and Shelton. Improvement to the bridge will improve traffic flow as well as fortify pedestrian and cycling infrastructures through the widening of sidewalks and the inclusion of bike lanes. These enhancements will enhance connections to both downtowns' appearance and functionality in conjunction with the planned Rt. 34 enhancements.
Currently the project is waiting for the authorization to proceed with design from CT DOT.