The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the replacement of Bridge No. 02481, State Route 77 over West Branch West River, Guilford. The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Bridge No. 02481 is located on State Route 77 approximately 3.5 miles north of the junction with State Route 80. The existing structure is a concrete slab spanning 6 feet founded on stone abutments. Due to scour issues under the abutments, the existing structure is proposed to be replaced with a culvert.
The proposed project consists of removing the existing structure, installing a pre-cast four sided culvert with natural stream bed material, constructing four wingwalls on footings and a bridge parapet on the upstream end of the culvert. A pre-formed scour-hole system will also be constructed at the downstream end.
Some utilities poles in the project vicinity will be relocated or installed as necessary.
All work will be performed within the Stateís right-of-way. Work is anticipated to begin in spring 2014 and last for five months. During this time period, the roadway will be closed and traffic detoured for one weekend to allow placement of the new structure. The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $400,000 and will be 100 percent State funded. There will be no Town funds required for the project.
The Public Information meeting is being held to afford an opportunity for the publicís participation and to allow open discussion of views and comments the community may have concerning this proposed project.
Plans will be available for public review. CTDOT personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project. More detailed information is available at CTDOTís Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT during office hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holiday. Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact
Mr. Bao K. Chuong, Project Engineer, at (860) 594-3316 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Plans will also be available for review at the Guilford Town Hall.
All persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting and discuss the project with CTDOT personnel.
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