ConnDOT: Project No. 0120-0092, Safety Improvements on Route 85, Town of Salem
2015

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: April 7, 2015
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Project No. 0120-0092, Safety Improvements on Route 85, Town of Salem
 
 
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's Office of Engineering is developing plans to improve safety on Route 85 in the vicinity of Skyline Drive (north entrance) and Burnett's Country Gardens.
 
Work is anticipated to include wider shoulders, better sight lines, improved drainage on the curve just  north  of  Skyline  Drive,  and  providing  bypass  capability  for  vehicles  on Route  85 southbound at Burnett's Country Gardens.
 
The present schedule indicates that the design will be completed in December 2016 , with construction anticipated to start in summer 2017. This project will be undertaken with  80 % federal and 20 % state funds.
 
It is the Department's policy to keep the public informed and involved when such projects are undertaken. It is important that the community share its concerns with us to assist in the project's development. A public informational meeting may be conducted upon the completion of the preliminary design. At this time, it is not anticipated that a formal public hearing will be necessary.
 
Anyone  interested  in  receiving  information  on   this   project   may  do so  by  contacting Mr. William W. Britnell, Principal Engineer of Highway Design, at (860) 594-3274, or by e-mail at William.Britnell@ct.gov. Please make reference to State Project Number 0120-0092.


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