ConnDOT: Roadside Herbicide Spraying Program to Begin
2018

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: May 16, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot 

Roadside Herbicide Spraying Program to Begin

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a roadside herbicide spraying program from June 1st through August 31st 2018 along Interstates 84, 91, 95, 384, 395, 691 and all other divided highways and secondary roads in accordance with the Departmentís Vegetation Management Guidelines. 

The Department uses herbicides to safely and effectively control the encroachment of vegetation along and under guiderails, signs, and barriers within the state-owned right of way.  Guiderail and barrier systems along divided highways and ramps will be treated beginning in the western region of the state, followed by the central region, the southern region, and lastly the eastern region.

The guiderail and other barrier systems along secondary state roads will be treated beginning in the eastern region, southern region, central region, and lastly the western region.  From August 15th thru November 2018, a program of spot spraying will be in place to manage specific locations populated by invasive plants / trees. 

The impacts to travel will be minimal as this operation utilizes a moving (rolling) traffic pattern, and all products utilized by the Department have EPA approval as well as DEEP approval. 

More information regarding the Departmentís herbicide program may be found in the Vegetation Management Guidelines on the Departmentís website by clicking here.