ConnDOT: Replacement of Roadway Lighting Systems on Portions of Route 7, Route 8 and I-84
2016

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: May 24, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Replacement of Roadway Lighting Systems on Portions of Route 7, Route 8 and I-84


The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans for the replacement of the existing roadway lighting systems on Route 7 in Danbury and Brookfield, Route 8 in Harwinton, Torrington and Winchester, and I-84 in Danbury, Bethel and Farmington. 

The project involves the replacement of the existing light poles, light pole foundations, high pressure sodium (HPS) type light fixtures, underground circuitry and electric service cabinets with new light poles, light pole foundations, light emitting diode (LED) type light fixtures, underground circuitry and electric service cabinets.  The purpose of this project is to improve the operation and reduce the maintenance requirements of the roadway lighting systems.

It is the Department's policy to keep the public informed when such projects are undertaken.  It is important that the community share their concerns with the Department to assist in the project's development.  If there is adequate interest, an informational meeting will be conducted.  At this time, it is not anticipated that a formal public hearing will be necessary.

The present schedule indicates that final design plans will be available in October 2016.  The project will be undertaken with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

Anyone interested in receiving information on this project may do so by contacting Ms. Samara Walton, Project Engineer, at (860) 594-2793 or by e-mail at samara.walton@ct.gov.  Please make reference to State Project No. 174-407, Replacement of Roadway Illumination Systems - District 4.


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