Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information
Meeting concerning the proposed rehabilitation of Bridge No. 06026, Route 156
over Niantic River in the town of East Lyme.
The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate the
bridge structure and its architectural, mechanical and electrical components;
which include replacement of the wearing surface on the bridge deck, removal
and replacement of bridge joints, repainting the superstructure, upgrades to
the operatorís control house and repairs to the vertical sheeting of the fender
system around the main pier. Some of the
mechanical and electrical system components are obsolete with replacement parts
unavailable and need to be replaced. This
project will provide a 25 to 30 year service life of the bridge.
Right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed
project are anticipated.
is anticipated to begin in spring 2020 based on the availability of
funding. The estimated construction cost
for this project is approximately $15 million.
This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent Federal funds
and 20 percent State funds.
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.
meeting facility is ADA accessible.
Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Departmentís Office of Communications at (860)
594-3062 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
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 Robert Brown, Project Manager, at (860) 594-3217 or by e-mail at Robert.Brown@ct.gov.