Department of Transportation
Mar 14, 2018

Public Info. Meeting - Bridge No. 00807, Ridge Road over Routes 5/15 in Wethersfield

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Construction Public Informational Meeting concerning the proposed rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00807, Ridge Road over Routes 5/15 in Wethersfield.  The Construction Public Informational Meeting is being held to notify the public of the upcoming construction project, and relay any design changes that have occurred since the previous Public Information Meeting held in January 2014.

 

The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate the existing bridge via full and partial depth deck concrete patching on the rigid frame slab as necessary.  The rehabilitation effort will focus on repairing the heavily deteriorated portion of the fascia soffit up to the longitudinal construction joint in the rigid frame slab.  The existing stone masonry parapets and associated concrete parapets will be replaced with a crash-worthy parapet topped by curved chain link fencing.  The existing masonry knee walls along the structure will be removed and the utilities contained within will be relocated beneath the newly constructed sidewalk along the west side of the bridge.  The proposed sidewalks will be widened to match the existing edge of road, keeping the existing roadway width unchanged.  The stone from the existing parapets and removed knee walls will be reused on both faces of the parapet to maintain a façade similar to the existing.  New membrane waterproofing will be placed over the entire frame prior to the construction of the new fill, pavement, and sidewalks.

 

The proposed construction will be performed in two stages, maintaining signal controlled alternating one-way traffic along Ridge Road.  Vehicles exiting Oakdale Street onto Ridge Road will be detoured along Carleton and Harding Street as a means of protecting local traffic due to sightline issues during construction.  Vehicles entering Oakdale Street from Ridge Road will not be restricted.  One sidewalk along Ridge Road will be protected and maintained during each stage of construction to accommodate pedestrian traffic.


Right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed project are not anticipated.

 

Construction is anticipated to begin in April of 2018.

 

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 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 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 Louis Bacho at (860) 594-3212 or by e-mail at louis.bacho@ct.gov.  Plans are also available for review at the Wethersfield Town Hall.

Location: Wethersfield Town Hall, Town Council Chambers, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
This event is 3 miles from you (06111).

6:30 PM

Contact: Louis Bacho, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Email: louis.bacho@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 594-3212
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