The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed I-84 improvements at Exits 5 and 6 and along Route 37 (North Street) in Danbury. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18, at 7 p.m. at the Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT in the 3rd Floor Council Chambers conference room.
State Project No. 34-313 involves safety and traffic improvements for the Exit 5 and 6 interchanges on I-84 and improvements along Route 37 (North Street) from Second Avenue northerly to the North Street Shopping Center Plaza. The existing traffic signals at Balmforth Avenue and Madison Avenue are also included in the project.
The improvements at the Exit 5 interchange involve widening on I-84 to accommodate the extension of the existing deceleration lanes along the Eastbound and Westbound off-ramps.
The improvements at Exit 6 involve lengthening the acceleration and deceleration lanes along the Eastbound on-ramp and Westbound off-ramp. These improvements also require widening the I-84 bridge over Tamarack Avenue (Bridge No. 1190). On Route 37, improvements include widening to provide additional turn lanes at the I-84 Eastbound on-ramp and Hayestown Avenue intersections. Additional improvements on Route 37 include a new retaining wall along the North Street Shopping Center property, sidewalks, drainage upgrades and modification/replacement of traffic signals within the project limits. Improvements on Second Avenue include upgrading the drainage system and full depth reconstruction of the roadway.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Fall 2014 and it is estimated to last for two years. Estimated construction cost for this project is $ 22,000,000. The work is funded with State and Federal funds.
The Public Information 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 proposed project.
The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department of Transportationís Office of Communications (voice only) at (860) 594-3062 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.
Plans will be available for public review. Representatives from the Department of Transportation will be available at 6:30 p.m. to answer any questions, with a formal presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Residents, commuters, business owners, and other interested individuals are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about and discuss the proposed work.
Written questions or comments should be directed to Mr. Richard B. Armstrong, CT Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546, or at e-mail address Richard.Armstrong@ct.gov.