The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Informational Meeting concerning the Merritt Parkway Multi-use Trail Feasibility Study on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, Connecticut (In the event of inclement weather, the Public Informational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Osborn Hill Elementary School, 760 Stillson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut).
Subsequent meetings are currently being arranged for other municipalities in the Merritt Parkway corridor.
The study is considering a trail that would span the entire 37.5 miles of the Merritt Parkway, stretching from the New York State border in the Town of Greenwich to the Sikorsky Bridge and Housatonic River in the Town of Stratford. It would be located primarily within the undeveloped highway right-of-way, utilizing the wooded buffer that exists between the roadway and abutting properties.
The Public Informational Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this feasibility study.
The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Deaf and hearing impaired persons wishing to attend this meeting and requiring an interpreter must make arrangements by contacting the Departmentís Office of Communications at (860) 594-3062 (voice only) at least five working days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to requests for assistance.
Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss the study. More detailed information is available at the Departmentís Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays. Anyone wishing to discuss the study may contact Mr. Timothy M. Wilson at (860) 594-3189 or by e-mail at Timothy.Wilson@ct.gov. More detailed information is available at www.ct.gov/DOT/MerrittTrailStudy.
(In the event of inclement weather, the Public Informational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Osborn Hill Elementary School, 760 Stillson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut)