Town To Add Disabled Parking Spaces at Waveny, Mead


The parking area next to Mead Park Plaza (at Richmond Hill Road and Grove Street) is to get striping with a disabled space and a bike rack. Credit: Michael Dinan

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved an approximately $27,000 contract with a Bridgeport-based company that will include removal and installation of line striping throughout town.

Part of the work that Safety Marking Inc. will do under the $27,527.32 contract will add one disabled parking space at the Steve Benko Pool lot and create accessible spaces in the Mead Park Plaza lot and next to the softball field near the water tower at Waveny, according to Public Works Director Tiger Mann.

“At present, the Mead Park Plaza is not striped, so we’re trying to stripe it so we can actually delineate an accessible space and then try to quantify the spaces so try to maximize the use,” Mann told the selectmen at their regular meeting, held in Town Hall and via videoconference. 

“Right now, there’s about three cars that can park in there because of the way people are parking, we are looking at getting upwards of six with an accessible space and a location for a bike rack. At the Benko Pool we are going from four to five accessible spaces and then at the softball fields we actually added an accessible space on that side. So there were four spaces, we added an accessible space. We put in a new path to not only the batting cages but actually to the bleachers and then to both dugouts so that field is accessible and then that space would service that area. The adjacent parking lot, the Water Tower parking lot area, already has accessible spaces but those are more geared towards the turf fields themselves and the areas to the north.”

First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectmen Kathleen Corbet and Nick Williams voted 3-0 in favor of the contract. 

The company has a $10,000 minimum for its work so the town put together a large package that will cover some 23 separate locations in town “where we’re missing either stop bars or crosswalks or we’ve done some additional work,” Mann said. In addition to redoing and creating new disabled parking spaces, the work will involve putting in new centerlines on Marvin Ridge, North Wilton and Turner Hill Roads, he said.

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