The Connecticut Department of Transportation
(Department) will conduct a Public Informational Meeting concerning the
proposed intersection improvements on Main Street (Route 35) on Thursday, March
22, 2018 in the Board of Education Conference Room, Town Hall Annex, 66
Prospect Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877.
An open forum for individual discussions with Department officials will
begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a design presentation at 7:00 p.m.
The project is identified as State Project No.
The purpose of the project is to provide
traffic operational improvements on Main Street between Governor Street and
Prospect Street. Dedicated left-turn
lanes will be provided at the Catoonah Street and Bailey Avenue
Intersection. The CVS driveway is
proposed to be reconfigured to be normalized opposite of Prospect Street, where
a dedicated left-turn lane into the driveway from Main Street is also
proposed. Various curb extension
bump-outs are also proposed as traffic calming elements, as well as to provide
pedestrian crossing improvements.
There are right-of-way impacts associated
with the proposed improvements which involve a temporary construction easement
and various rights to grade.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring
2019 based on the availability of funding.
The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $ 3.15
million. This project is anticipated to
be undertaken with eighty (80%) percent Federal funds and twenty (20%) percent
The Public Informational 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
The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by
contacting the Department’s Office of Communications
at (860) 594-3062 at least five (5) 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
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If postponement of the public informational
meeting is required due to inclement weather or other conditions, it will be
held on April 12, 2018 at the original hour and location.
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
Department’s 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 Mr. Michael Calabrese at (860) 594-2075 or
by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans are also available for review at the
Ridgefield Town Hall, First Selectman’s Office.
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