ConnDOT: Buckland Area Transportation Study - Public Info Meeting Scheduled for April 22, 2009
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
FOR RELEASE: April 2, 2009
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Buckland Area Transportation Study - Public Info Meeting Scheduled for April 22, 2009
 
 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a public informational meeting will be held to discuss the findings of the final phase of the Buckland Area Transportation study.

 

The public information meeting is being held to apprise residents, business owners, commuters, or other interested stakeholders of important study developments.  Study representatives will present and discuss the findings of the “Draft Final Report”, which details the recommended improvements within the study area.  This study is being carried out by the Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), and area municipalities (Manchester, South Windsor and East Hartford). 

 

The study is led by the Department’s Office of Intermodal Planning, and includes the consulting firm of Dewberry-Goodkind, Inc.  An advisory group comprised of representatives of federal and state agencies, towns, CRCOG, and public and private transportation stakeholders have assisted in the study development process.

 

The general limits of the study area are Interstate 84 (I-84) between Interstate 384 (I-384) and interchange 63 (Deming Street), Interstate 291 between interchange 4 (Route 5) and I-84, and Interstate 384 between interchange 1 (Spencer Street) and I-84.  The focus of the study has concentrated on the Buckland area along Buckland Street and Buckland Road, from New State Road and Adams Street in the town of Manchester to the intersection of Routes 30 and 194 in the town of South Windsor. Transit and bicycle/pedestrian improvements have also been evaluated as part of the study. 

 

The public informational meeting will be held April 22, 2009 at the South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Avenue in South Windsor.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM with an informal interactive open house session.  A brief presentation will be given at 7:00 PM., followed once again by an interactive open house until 9:00 PM.  Study staff will be available to answer questions and discuss issues and concerns.