Department of Transportation
Oct 23, 2017

Bridge No. 00688 carrying Route 14 over Moosup River, in the town of Sterling

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed replacement of Bridge No. 00688 carrying Route 14 over Moosup River, in the town of Sterling.


The purpose of the project is to replace the existing structure with a precast reinforced concrete rigid frame structure on pile-supported footings.  The new structure will also feature a 5-foot sidewalk along the north side of the bridge.  Bridge No. 00688 is a single 34-ft span, with a curb-to-curb roadway width of 37 ft.-4 in.  The structure was built in 1926 and carries one lane of traffic in each direction on Route 14 over Moosup River.  The estimated 2015 Average Daily Traffic (ADT) is approximately 2,100 vehicles, 4 percent of which is truck traffic.  A full structure replacement is required because it is hydraulically inadequate, scour critical, and the concrete-encased steel multi-beam superstructure is heavily deteriorated.  The superstructure is rated to be in poor condition.

There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements including temporary construction easements. 


During construction alternating one-way traffic will be maintained utilizing a temporary signal.


Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2020 based on the availability of funding.  The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $2.6 million.  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 Kevin Blasi, Transportation Supervising Engineer, at  (860) 594-3415 or by e-mail at  Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact Mr. Sarwat Basha at (860) 594-3117 or by e-mail at


Location: Sterling Town Hall, 1183 Plainfield Pike, Oneco, Connecticut 06373
This event is 46 miles from you (06111).

7 PM

Contact: Kevin Blasi, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Phone: (860) 594-3415
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