CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: September 6, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
Public Landscape Workshop for the Route 7/15 Interchange Project
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a public landscape workshop concerning the proposed Route 7/15 Interchange on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the Norwalk Inn, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include a presentation followed by an interactive discussion pertaining to the visual and physical landscape elements within the project corridor.
The project is identified as State Project No. 102-358.
The proposed project is located in the northern portion of the city of Norwalk and encompasses the interchange of Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) and Route 7; the interchange of the Merritt Parkway with Main Avenue; Main Avenue (SR 719); and Glover Avenue/Creeping Hemlock Drive in the vicinity of Main Avenue. The project area extends along the Merritt Parkway from approximately 0.5 miles west of Route 7 to approximately 0.5 miles east of Main Avenue and along Route 7 from approximately 0.5 miles south of the Merritt Parkway to approximately 0.5 miles north of the Merritt Parkway.
The purpose of the project is to improve system linkage between Route 7 and the Merritt Parkway at Interchange No. 39; improve the mobility for all users at the Merritt Parkway’s Main Avenue and Route 7 Interchanges (No. 39 & No. 40); and improve safety in the vicinity of these interchanges.
The workshop is being held to begin the discussion on the existing landscape resources in the Project’s corridor and collect public input concerning those resources. Future workshops will be scheduled to continue the discussion on evaluating potential landscape improvements.
The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Language Assistance Call Line at (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Persons having a hearing and/or speech disability may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and instruct the operator to contact (860) 594-2243. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.
Any questions concerning this workshop may be directed to Mr. Andy Fesenmeyer, Project Manager, at (860) 594-3228 or by e-mail at email@example.com