The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Informational Meeting concerning the proposed improvements at the U.S. Route 1 and Stuart Avenue intersection on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in the Community Room of the Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. An open forum for individual discussions with Department officials will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 7:00 p.m.
The project is identified as State Project No. 102-346.
The purpose of the project is to provide safety and traffic operational improvements by providing opposing left-turn lanes on U.S. Route 1 at its intersection with Stuart Avenue. Currently,
U.S. Route 1 at this intersection is comprised of two travel lanes in each direction. It is proposed to widen both sides of U.S. Route 1 and provide exclusive left-turn lanes in each direction to address higher than normal crash occurrences involving turning-type movements at the intersection.
Additional improvements include the construction of new concrete sidewalks within the project limits; sidewalk ramps in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; and crosswalks at all corners of the intersection. A new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection. Drainage modifications will be required to accommodate the new curb line. It is anticipated that one retaining wall will be required at the northwest corner. The overall improvement will require relocation of approximately eleven (11) utility poles.
There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed widening of U.S. Route 1. Defined easements for highway purposes will be required from approximately six (6) properties. Additionally, a sight line easement and a drainage easement may be required from the southwest and southeast corner properties, respectively. No acquisitions are proposed.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2016 based on the availability of funding. The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $2.8 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 90 percent Federal Funds and 10 percent 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 (5) 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 Ms. Susan M. Libatique at (860) 594-3179 or by
e-mail at Susan.Libatique@ct.gov. Plans are also available for review at the Norwalk City Hall (Department of Public Works).
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