Department of Transportation
Oct 17, 2013

Bridge No. 00908, Bridge No. 06656,Bridge No. 06657, US Route 202 in the town of Litchfield, CT

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the replacement of Bridge Nos. 00908 and 06657 and the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 06656 in Litchfield.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

                                       

Bridge No. 00908

 

The existing bridge consists of three simple supported reinforced concrete deck slabs and pavement overlay supported on two unreinforced concrete abutments, four wingwalls and two piers. The bridge, US Route 202 over Bantam River in the town of Litchfield is located approximately 0.75-miles northeast of the US Route 202 intersection with Route 63.

 

The bridge carries one lane of traffic in each direction. The existing bridge has a curb-to-curb width of 30-feet. The estimated 2012 Average Daily Traffic on US Route 202 at this site is 8,400 vehicles per day.

The purpose and need for the project is to address the bridge’s structural deficiencies and functional obsolescence. The bridge is structurally deficient due to the poor condition of the concrete deck and the bridge is functionally obsolete due to insufficient bridge deck width. The bridge is also scour critical.

The proposed bridge replacement will result in approximately 350-feet of roadway construction. The proposed roadway approach width is 40-feet with two 12-foot travel lanes and two 8-foot shoulders.

The proposed bridge will be constructed in two stages utilizing an alternating one-way traffic pattern during construction.  Work is anticipated to begin in spring 2016.  The replacement of this bridge is to be undertaken with Federal and State funds.


Bridge No. 06656

 

The existing bridge consists of a single corrugated metal plate pipe-arch culvert, a pavement overlay and concrete end walls and wingwalls. The culvert, US Route 202 over an unnamed brook in the town of Litchfield is located approximately 350-feet southwest of Bridge No. 06657 and approximately one mile south of the Torrington town line.

 

The culvert carries one lane of traffic in each direction. The existing culvert has a curb-to-curb width of 40-feet. The estimated 2012 Average Daily Traffic on US Route 202 at this site is 8,400 vehicles per day.

The purpose and need for the project is to address the culvert’s structural deficiencies. The culvert is structurally deficient due to the poor condition of the corrugated metal pipe.

The proposed culvert rehabilitation will result in approximately 150-feet of roadway construction. The proposed lane and shoulder configurations will match the existing roadway layout.

The proposed culvert rehabilitation will be constructed in two stages with the existing travel lanes on US Route 202 being maintained at all times during construction.  Work is anticipated to begin in spring 2016.  The rehabilitation of this bridge is to be undertaken with Federal and State funds.

 

Bridge No. 06657

 

The existing bridge consists of a single corrugated metal plate pipe-arch culvert, a pavement overlay and concrete end walls and wingwalls. The culvert, US Route 202 over an unnamed brook in the town of Litchfield is located approximately 350-feet northeast of Bridge No. 06656 and approximately one mile south of the Torrington town line.

 

The culvert carries one lane of traffic in each direction. The existing culvert has a curb-to-curb width of 40-feet. The estimated 2012 Average Daily Traffic on US Route 202 at this site is 8,400 vehicles per day.

The purpose and need for the project is to address the culvert’s structural deficiencies. The culvert is structurally deficient due to the poor condition of the corrugated metal pipe and wingwalls.

The proposed culvert replacement will result in approximately 200-feet of roadway construction. The proposed lane and shoulder configurations will match the existing roadway layout.

The proposed culvert replacement will be constructed in two stages utilizing an alternating one-way traffic pattern during construction.  Work is anticipated to begin in spring  2016.  The replacement of this bridge is to be undertaken with Federal and State funds.


 

Plans will be available for public review at the Town Hall.  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, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.  Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact Mr. Joseph Scalise at (860) 594-3389 or Joseph.Scalise@ct.gov to make an appointment.

 

All persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting and discuss the project with Department personnel.

 

This 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 the proposed projects.

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Location: Litchfield Intermediate School, Cafeteria Room, 35 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759
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7 PM

Contact: Joseph Scalise, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Email: Joseph.Scalise@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 594-3389
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