Department of Transportation
Jun 7, 2018

Rt.17 SB, Ramp 007, Oak St., New London Tnpk., William St.East, Bridge Nos.00388,00389, Glastonbury

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the removal of Route 17 SB Ramp 007 (a left exit ramp that terminates at the intersection of Oak Street, New London Turnpike and William Street East), including Bridge Nos. 00388 and 00389, in Glastonbury, Connecticut.


Project No. 53-189 involves the elimination of the Route 17 SB Exit 007 ramp and reconfiguration of the Route 17 SB Exit 005 ramp to the Town Center to accommodate left-turning traffic.  Once the Route 17 SB Exit 007 is closed, the superstructure of Bridge No. 00388, which is a single span, steel beam and concrete deck structure that carries Route 17 NB over Route 17 SB Ramp 007, will be removed, the span will be filled in, and the Route 17 NB roadway will be reconstructed on top of the filled span. In addition, the superstructure and most of the substructure of Bridge No. 00389, a single span, steel beam and concrete deck structure that carries Route 17 NB over New London Turnpike, will be removed.  New traffic signals will be installed at the end of Route 17 SB Ramp 005 and at the intersection of New London Turnpike, Oak Street and Williams Street East. Sidewalks will be constructed between Route 17 SB Ramp 005 and Oak Street and crosswalks will be painted to provide sidewalk connectivity along New London Turnpike.


Roadway improvements and the reconfiguration of the intersection of Route 17 SB Ramp 005 and New London Turnpike will be completed first. Once the new traffic signal is operating at the end of Route 17 SB Ramp 005, the Route 17 SB Ramp 007 will be permanently closed to traffic, allowing work to proceed on Bridge Nos. 00388 and 00389. While the roadway section currently carried by Bridge No. 00388 is reconstructed, maintenance and protection of traffic on Route 17 NB will be accomplished using a full closure of the roadway and detour of traffic for approximately one weekend.

Construction is anticipated to commence in spring 2019, assuming availability of funding.  The estimated construction cost is $4,000,000 and will use State funds.

The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for the publicís participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have prior to progressing the proposed project into the Design Phase.

The meeting facility is ADA accessible.  Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Departmentís Language Assistance Call Line at (860) 594-2109 at least five business days prior to the meeting.  Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).  Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.


Conceptual drawings will be available for public review.  Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project.  More detailed information is available at the Department's Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.  Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact Mr. Andrew J. Cardinali, Transportation Supervising Engineer at (860) 594-3315.

All persons interested in these projects are welcome to attend this meeting and discuss the projects with Department personnel. 


Location: Glastonbury Town Hall, Council Chambers, 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033
This event is 9 miles from you (06111).

7 PM

Contact: Andrew Cardinali, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Phone: (860) 594-3315
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