Department of Transportation
Jan 9, 2018

Public Info. Meeting - Bridge No.06720, supporting I-84 WB over Pole Bridge Brook, Newton, CT

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed rehabilitation of Bridge No. 06720, supporting I-84 WB over Pole Bridge Brook, Newtown, Connecticut. 


The purpose of the project is to address the structural deficiencies of Bridge No. 06720.  The existing bridge consists of an 84 inch asphalt coated corrugated metal pipe.  The pipe is approximately 502 feet long and crosses underneath I-84 WB at a skew angle of approximately 72 degrees.  At its outlet, the pipe drops by approximately 10 feet into a concrete junction chamber which conveys flow into a box culvert crossing underneath I-84 EB.  The structure is in poor condition (Rating = 4) with rust and perforation holes along the invert of the culvert including perforations of up to 13 inches long by 2 inches wide at the last 5 feet of the culvert before the outlet.


The proposed rehabilitation of the bridge will be to install a corrugated metal plate pipe liner within the existing pipe, and grouting the annular space between the pipes.  The proposed water handling for this rehabilitation is to temporarily pump Pole Bridge Brook over a ridge into a channel within the drainage area of an adjacent culvert.

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


Construction is anticipated to begin in spring of 2020 based on the availability of funding.  The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $700,000.  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.



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. Louis D. Bacho, at (860) 594-3212 or by e-mail at

Inclement Weather Date:  January 24, 2018



Location: Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, Connecticut 06482
This event is 32 miles from you (06111).

7 PM

Contact: Louis Bacho, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Phone: (860) 594-3212
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