Evaluation of Trumbull mall parking deck expected to take 2-3 weeks

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TRUMBULL — The evaluation of a parking structure at Westfield Trumbull mall is moving forward about two weeks after a chunk of concrete fell through to the lower level of the garage.

The incident, which took place Feb. 13, created a hole in the upper deck of the garage and has caused part of the structure — which is near the mall’s Target store — to close while the problem was assessed.

Trumbull building official Robert Dunn said he met with the facilities manager on Wednesday, and the project is moving forward.

“They will be doing a structural evaluation of the entire parking deck structure,” Dunn said in an email. “They will take core bore samples from the deck this Friday. The samples will be analyzed and a report will be sent to us. I expect the process to take two to three weeks.”

The upper level of the parking deck and a portion of the lower level are expected remain closed until the damage is fixed and the structure is deemed safe.

When the original incident happened, officials said, mall security asked those parked in the affected area of the garage to move their cars. The day after the damage occurred, Westfield Trumbull’s management issued a statement confirming that there “were no injuries or vehicles affected after a large pothole opened in a drive aisle of Westfield Trumbull’s Red parking deck.”