CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: April 18, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Public Information Meeting Regarding Capacity and Operational Improvements on Route 69 in the Vicinity of Route 15 Interchange 59, New Haven and Woodbridge
The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct a public information meeting regarding capacity and operational improvements on Route 69 in the vicinity of Route 15 Interchange 59. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Woodbridge Senior Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, Connecticut. A design presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a question and answer period immediately following.
Proposed improvements will consist of widening Route 69 (Whalley Avenue/Litchfield Turnpike) to accommodate wider shoulders and an exclusive right-turn lane from Route 69 to the Route 15 southbound entrance ramp. The Route 15 northbound and southbound exit ramps will be widened to provide a 2-lane and 3-lane approach, respectively, to Route 69. A new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Route 69 and the Route 15 northbound exit ramp. A new stop sign will be installed on Pond Lily Avenue (southbound only) at the Route 15 northbound entrance ramp. In addition, installation of new sidewalks, sidewalk ramps and crosswalks along Route 69, and at the intersection of Route 69 and Route 63 (Amity Road) are proposed. These changes will help reduce congestion and queue lengths, and will improve the overall operation and safety of the area.
The present schedule indicates that construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2018 and be completed in summer the following year. The estimated construction cost for the project is approximately $3.5 million. Funding is anticipated to be undertaken with 80% Federal funds and 20% State funds.
The Public Informational Meeting is being held to offer a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning the Capacity and Operational Improvements on Route 69 and the Route 15 Exit Ramps.
The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Deaf and hearing impaired persons wishing to attend this meeting and requiring an interpreter must make arrangements by contacting the Departmentís Office of Communications at (860) 594-3062 (voice only) at least five working days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to requests for assistance.
More detailed information is available at the Departmentís Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays. Anyone wishing to discuss the project may contact Mr. William W. Britnell at (860) 594-3275 or by e-mail at William.Britnell@ct.gov
. Plans for project No. 92-672 are also available for review at the Clerkís Office in New Haven City Hall and Woodbridge Town Hall.