CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: March 26, 2018
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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Operational Improvements On Route 34 At Derby-Milford Road
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that work will begin at the intersection of Route 34 and Derby-Milford Road for a road widening project in the Town of Derby on April 1, 2018.
The project consists of the construction of a right turn lane on Route 34 onto Derby-Milford Road by extending the edge of road to the south. Widening proposed on Derby-Milford Road will accommodate a three-lane approach to Route 34. A two-lane approach into the intersection from Sentinel Hill Road is also included in the overall construction. These additional lanes will reduce congestion and improve overall operations.
A minor retaining wall will also be needed for roadway support on the southeastern side of the intersection. The improvements also include modifying the turn radius for right turning vehicles from Route 34 onto Derby-Milford Road. Signal improvements will be required at the intersection to accommodate the two new left turn lanes on Derby-Milford Road. The existing guiderail on Derby-Milford Road will be replaced to meet current standards. Some vegetation will be evaluated for removal to improve sight lines at the intersection.
DOT Project No. 0036-0195 was awarded to NJR Construction LLC, at a cost of $1,792,638.65 on March 5, 2018, and is scheduled to be completed November 30, 2018.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
Route34: During the allowable periods, the contractor shall maintain and protect a minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction not less than 11 feet. For turn lanes, 10 feet shall be maintained for a minimum of 150 feet.
Derby-Milford Road and Sentinell Hill Road: During the allowable periods, the contractor shall maintain and protect at least an alternating one-way traffic operation, not less than 12 feet in width. The length of alternating traffic operation shall not exceed 300 feet.
The contractor shall maintain access to and egress from all commercial and residential driveways throughout the project limits.