CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: June 4, 2014
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Public Information Meeting Concerning Railroad Grade Crossing Improvements in Meriden
As a part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program, improvements will be made at railroad grade crossings. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a public information meeting concerning railroad grade crossing improvements. The meeting will be on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450.
to four (4) at-grade rail crossings in Meriden include installation of new pedestrian
gates and wayside horns as well as approach roadway and traffic signal
improvements (as required) at the grade crossings located on Cooper Street,
East Main Street, Cross Street, and Britannia Street/North Colony Street. The
wayside horns will also reduce noise at South Colony Street crossing. The
existing grade crossing at Brooks Street will be closed to accommodate
construction of the new Meriden Station.
is scheduled to begin in late 2014 and be completed in late 2016. The
approximate cost of the work is $1,200,000 and is funded by Federal Rail
Administration grant funds from the State of Connecticut.
will be available for public review.
CTDOT personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this
project. More detailed information is
available at CTDOT’s Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT
during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding
holidays. Anyone wishing to review the
plans may contact Mr. Eric Bergeron, Project Engineer, at (860) 594-3152. Plans will also be available for review in
the City Engineers Office of Meriden.
persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting and
discuss the project with CTDOT personnel.