ConnDOT: DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY AND PUBLIC HEARING OF THE DRAFT EIE

 
  CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NEWS RELEASE

2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546

FOR RELEASE: November 18, 2008
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
   OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
   TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
   Fax: (860) 594-3066
   Web site:
www.ct.gov/dot

State Transportation Commissioner Joseph F. Marie announced the availability of the Draft Connecticut Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) for the Madison Shore Line East (SLE) Railroad Station, Madison, CT (State Project No. 310-0048).  This EIE was prepared pursuant to the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, Sections 22a-1a-1 to 12, inclusive.

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) proposes infrastructure improvements to the Madison SLE Station including a new north-side high level rail platform, a new pedestrian bridge over the active rail line connecting the north-side and south-side platforms, and a new three-level parking garage to accommodate a total of 585 parking spaces.  The project is intended to provide a full-service dual-platform commuter rail station and to provide expanded parking to accommodate future commuters with increasing SLE ridership.

 

The document is available to the public for inspection at the following locations:

 

          Madison Town Clerk’s Office E.C. Scranton Memorial Library

Town Campus                              801 Boston Post Road

          8 Campus Drive                            Madison, CT 06443            

Madison, CT 06443                      

                                     

          Connecticut Department of Transportation

          2800 Berlin Turnpike

          Room 2155

          Newington, CT 06131

         

South Central Regional Council of Governments

          127 Washington Avenue – 4th Floor-West

          North Haven, CT 06473-1715

 

A public hearing on this document is scheduled and the site plan will be available for inspection on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hammonasset Room at Town Campus, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT.  Written comments on the document may be submitted on or before January 2, 2009 to:

                  

                             Edgar T. Hurle, Transportation Planning Director

                             Bureau of Policy and Planning

                             Connecticut Department of Transportation

                             2800 Berlin Turnpike

                             P.O. Box 317546

                             Newington, CT 06131-7546                               11-18-08

                                                                                               

 

Deaf and hearing impaired persons wishing to attend this hearing and requiring an interpreter must make arrangements by contacting the Department of Transportation’s Office of Communications (Voice only) at (860)594-3062 at least five working days prior to the hearing.