Department of Transportation
Jun 13, 2018

Public Info. Meeting - Bridge No. 05587, S.R. 528 (Turnpike Road) over Gillettes Brook in Somers

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed replacement of Bridge No. 05587, S.R. 528 (Turnpike Road) over Gillettes Brook in the town of Somers.  An open forum for individual discussions with Department officials will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 7:00 p.m.


The purpose of the project is to replace the existing metal pipe arch with a proposed 30-foot clear span three-sided rigid frame structure on pile-supported footings and in-line reinforced concrete wingwalls.  The existing metal pipe arch will be removed and the embankments excavated to allow for installation of the steel piles and bridge footings.  Natural streambed material will be placed within the channel and appropriately sloped to provide an enhanced condition for wildlife passage.  Turnpike Road, at the bridge location, will be widened slightly to accommodate a 12-foot travel lane and 4-foot shoulder in each direction.  Bituminous concrete lip curbing and metal beam rail with appropriate end treatments will line both sides of the roadway, replacing the existing two-cable wooden post system.  The roadway at the bridge location will undergo full-depth reconstruction with milling and overlay of adjacent sections to provide a smooth transition with the existing roadway.  New pavement markings will be placed throughout the project limits.


Construction will be performed using a road closure at the bridge, and a detour route directing traffic along state routes will be implemented.  The detour will direct traffic from S.R. 528 (Turnpike Road) along Routes 190 and 83.  The detour should only be in place for 4 months.  Access to nearby residences and driveways will be maintained at all times. Right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed project are not anticipated.


Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020 based on the availability of funding.  The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $1.25 million. 


The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this proposed project.


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 Service (TRS).  Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.



Plans of the proposed project will be on display for public review.  Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project.  More detailed information is available at the Departmentís Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.  Anyone wishing to discuss the project may contact Louis Bacho, Transportation Supervising Engineer, at (860) 594-3212 or by e-mail at  Concept drawings are also available for review at the Somers Town Hall.




Location: Somers Town Hall, 600 Main Street, Somers, Connecticut 06071
This event is 26 miles from you (06111).

7 PM

Contact: Louis Bacho, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Phone: (860) 594-3212
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