Notice of Public Informational Meeting Concerning
the Proposed Realignment of the Long Ridge Road Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing
in the Town of Redding.
The Connecticut Department of
Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Informational Meeting
concerning the proposed realignment of the Long Ridge Road railroad-highway
grade crossing on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (Snow Date: January 23, 2018) in the Redding Town Hall,
100 Hill Road, Redding, Connecticut. A formal presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The project is identified as State
Project No. 116-125.
purpose of this project is to reconstruct and realign Side Cut Road, Long Ridge
Road, and Simpaug Turnpike in the vicinity of the Long Ridge Road
railroad-highway grade crossing to better accommodate low clearance vehicles
and to improve sight distances. The
proposed railroad crossing design will also address the localized flooding in
vicinity of the crossing.
Construction is anticipated to begin
in the spring of 2019 based on the availability of funding. The estimated construction cost for this
project is approximately $2 million.
This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 90% Federal Funds and
10% State Funds.
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 proposed project.
The meeting facility is ADA
accessible. Language assistance may be
requested by contacting the Departmentís
Office of Communications (Voice only) at (860) 594-3062 at least five
working days prior to the meeting.
Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts
will be made to respond to 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 Mr. Mark F. Makuch at (860) 594-2722 or by
e-mail at Mark.Makuch@ct.gov.
Inclement Weather Date: January 23, 2018