Department of Transportation
Jan 16, 2018

Public Informational Meeting Ė Project No. 116-125

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.

The 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

Inclement Weather Date: January 23, 2018


Location: Redding Town Hall, 100 Hill Road, Redding, Connecticut

7 PM

Contact: Mr. Mark F. Makuch, Principal Engineer of Traffic Engineering
Phone: (860) 594-2722
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