The existing bridge consists of a single span steel structure with a concrete filled steel grid deck on cast in place concrete abutments. The bridge is approximately 0.3 miles west of Route 8. The existing roadway consists of two 12 foot travel lanes, a 10 foot turning lane and two 3 foot shoulders. A concrete sidewalk runs along the south side of the road. The estimated 2010 Average Daily Traffic on Route 67 at this site is 19,700 vehicles per day.
The purpose and need for the project is to address the bridge’s structural deficiencies. The bridge is structurally deficient due to the poor condition of the superstructure.
The recommended rehabilitation includes replacing the expansion joints at both abutments, replacing the concrete-filled steel grid sidewalk and the sidewalk stringers, painting the exposed structural steel and ends of steel members near joints and patching the hollow and spalled concrete surfaces on the superstructure and substructure.
The existing number of lanes will be maintained throughout construction. Traffic will be shifted to allow for a temporary sidewalk to maintain pedestrian traffic around the work zone. Off-peak lane closures may be needed to install the temporary precast concrete barrier curb and for construction vehicles.
Work is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2013. The replacement of this bridge is to be undertaken with Federal and State funds. The estimated construction cost for this project is $1,200,000.
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 of Transportation (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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