ConnDOT: Public Workshop Concerning the Merritt Parkway Multi-use Trail Feasibility Study to be Held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Westport
2012

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
 
FOR RELEASE: April 25, 2012
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot 

Public Workshop Concerning the Merritt Parkway Multi-use Trail Feasibility Study to be
Held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Westport
 
 
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Workshop concerning the Merritt Parkway Multi-use Trail feasibility study on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Westport Police Department, Police Headquarters Classroom, 50 Jesup Road, Westport, Connecticut.  The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m.
 
The project is identified as State Project Number 173-410.
 
The study will consider 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.  The trail would primarily be located within the undeveloped highway right-of-way, utilizing the wooded buffer that exists between the roadway and abutting properties.
 
The workshop 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.
 
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.
 
Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this study.  More detailed information is available at www.ct.gov/DOT/MerrittTrailStudy Anyone wishing to discuss the project may contact Mr. William Britnell at (860) 594-3274 or by e-mail at William.britnell@ct.gov.