ConnDOT: Project to Construct Roundabout at the Intersection of Route 82 and Route 85 in the Town of Salem (Salem Four Corners) is Scheduled to Begin April 16, 2012
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
 
FOR RELEASE: March 21, 2012
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Project to Construct Roundabout at the Intersection of Route 82 and Route 85 in the Town of Salem (Salem Four Corners) is Scheduled to Begin April 16, 2012 
 
 
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that work will begin April 16, 2012 for the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 82 & 85, also known as “Salem Four Corners,” in Salem.
 

The project involves the construction of a roundabout to improve safety at the intersection of Routes 82 & 85.  The location has a high-frequency history of motor vehicle accidents.  With the construction of the roundabout a reduction in the number of accidents is anticipated as well as an overall safety improvement at the intersection.

 

The work will also include improvements to the drainage, installation of a stamped concrete truck apron and islands, new sidewalks, restoration of wetland area as well as the addition of plantings and landscaping throughout the project limits.

 

LANE CLOSURE INFO

Motorists can expect delays Monday through Friday from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am. 

 

Special Advisory:

Turning lanes at the intersection will not be available to traffic during the following times

-          Memorial Day to Labor Day from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m.

-          Labor Day to Memorial Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

DOT Project No. 0120-0086 was awarded to Tilcon Connecticut, Inc. of New Britain, Connecticut at a cost of $3,528,020.11 on March 7, 2012.  The project is scheduled to be substantially completed in November 2012.  The project’s plantings will begin March 1, 2013 with completion in April 2013. 

 

Please go to the Department’s website at http://www.ct.gov/dot/roundabouts for more information on roundabouts and the Salem project.

 

Information on Project No. 0120-0086 is also available at the Town of Salem website http://www.salemct.gov/pages/salemct_webdocs/roundabout/rb3.



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