Bridge No. 02627
The existing bridge consists of a single-span concrete slab on stone rubble masonry abutments. The bridge is supports Route 111 over an Unnamed Brook in the town of Monroe and is located approximately 200 feet north of Ryegate Terrace.
The bridge carries one lane of traffic in each direction. The existing bridge has a curb-to-curb width of 22.5 feet. The estimated 2011 Average Daily Traffic on Route 111 at this site is 17,000 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 condition of the superstructure and substructure. The bridge is also functionally obsolete due to inadequate deck width.
The proposed bridge replacement will result in approximately 1,600 feet of roadway construction. The proposed roadway approach width is 52 feet with three 12 foot travel lanes and two 8 foot shoulders.
The bridge will be constructed in two stages while maintaining two lanes of traffic on-site. Ryegate Terrace will be closed during one stage and the local traffic will be detoured using local roads.
Work is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2015. The replacement of this bridge is to be undertaken with Federal and State funds. The estimated construction cost for this project is $2,200,000.
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 project.
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, 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. 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.
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