Department of Transportation
Mar 29, 2018

Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed rehabilitation of Bridge No. 06026, Rte 156

The 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. 

Construction 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.

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 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 assistance.
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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 Robert Brown, Project Manager, at (860) 594-3217 or by e-mail at

Location: East Lyme Town Hall, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, Connecticut
This event is 36 miles from you (06111).

7 PM

Contact: Robert Brown
Phone: (860) 594-3217
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