The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the replacement of Bridge Nos. 02102 and 04179, which carries Route 99 (Main Street) and sidewalk over Hog Brook in the town of Rocky Hill. The meeting will be on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Council Chambers, 761 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
The Departmentís bridge inspection program has identified Bridge No. 02102 as a candidate for replacement. Concurrently, an adjacent parallel pedestrian Bridge No. 04179 was also reviewed due to the proximity and age of the structure. The bridges were built in 1947 and 1922, respectively and are both recommended for replacement.
The proposed project consists of replacing the existing vehicular and pedestrian bridges with a single, 4 sided box culvert composed of pre-cast concrete sections. Four wing walls on concrete footings, also pre-cast, will be built as well as bridge parapets following both the inlet and the outlet ends. The shoulder on the inlet side will be widened in order to match the surrounding shoulder widths of the existing roadway, and grass will be planted between the roadway shoulder and the pedestrian sidewalk. Due to ADA standards, the sidewalk width must be widened to a 5 foot minimum width. New bridge rail systems and protective guardrails will also be put in place.
The present schedule indicates that design will be completed by summer 2015 with construction starting the following summer. At that time, the Department will request a complete road closure of approximately seven consecutive days that will be determined by the contractor. A detour route will be available along State roads during the road closure. A separate pedestrian detour will be created through the residential neighborhood to the east of the road closure. This project is entirely State funded.
The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for the public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning the proposed project.
Plans 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 Departmentís Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut during office hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact Mr. Bao K. Chuong, Project Engineer, at (860) 594-3316 or by e-mail at Bao.Chuong@ct.gov. Plans will also be available for review at the Rocky Hill Town Hall Engineering Office.
All persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting and discuss the project with Department personnel.