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