Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information
Meeting for the replacement of Bridge No. 02589 carrying Route 97 over Cold Brook in the city of
Norwich (City). Bridge No. 02589 is a
single span bridge approximately 12 feet long, with a 34.7 feet out-to-out deck
width and a curb-to-curb roadway width of 31.7 feet. The bridge was built in 1913 and carries one
lane of traffic in both directions and is located at mile point 4.4 of Route
97. The estimated 2015 Average Daily
Traffic (ADT) is approximately 4,100 vehicles.
The project scope is to replace the existing bridge. Replacement is required based on the finding
of the latest Routine Special Bridge Inspection Report in which the bridge was
found to be in serious condition due to a leaning wingwall and undermining of
The new bridge will be a three-sided rigid frame on
deep foundations. The proposed
curb-to-curb roadway will increase to approximately 34 feet and provide one
lane of traffic in each direction. The
proposed roadway elevation will be slightly lowered to improve sightline.
nine week closure of Bridge No.02589 and a corresponding detour of pedestrian
and vehicular traffic is required due to the narrow bridge width, the condition
of the existing substructure, and site constraints. The proposed detour is approximately 4.4 miles
using state routes. Alternating one-way
traffic may also be required before and possibly after the bridge closure and
overhead utilities along the west side of the bridge will be relocated to
facilitate the installation of the proposed structure.
is anticipated to begin in spring of 2020 and be completed in fall 2020. The estimated construction cost for this
project is $2,600,000.
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 (5) business days prior to the meeting. Persons having a hearing and/or speech
disability 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 requests for assistance.
will be available 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, during office hours, Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays. Anyone wishing to review the plans may
contact Mr. Meziane Meziani at (860) 594-3096 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting and
discuss the project with Department personnel.