Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I’m sharing some news from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that might impact your commute;
Public Information Meeting Concerning Major Intersection Improvements on Route 6 at North Main Street and Agney Avenue in Plymouth
The DOT will conduct a public information meeting concerning proposed major intersection improvements on Route 6 at North Main Street and Agney Avenue in Plymouth, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the Town Hall Community Room, 80 Main Street, Terryville, Connecticut. A design presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a question and answer period immediately following.
The project is identified as State Project No. 0110-0136.
The purpose of the project is to correct operational and safety deficiencies at the intersections of Route 6 with South Main Street, North Main Street, and Agney Avenue. The proposed improvements will include realignment of North Main Street to form a normalized four-legged intersection with Main Street opposite Agney Avenue. This new intersection will be signalized. In addition, left-turn lanes will be provided in both directions of Route 6 at the new North Main-Agney Avenue intersection; and on Route 6 westbound at South Main Street and eastbound at the Woods Court driveway. On-street parking will be provided along Route 6 on various locations.
There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements. It is anticipated that approximately five sliver acquisitions and one total acquisition will be required to accommodate widening and sidewalk construction along Route 6, North Main Street and Agney Avenue. In addition, several slope and construction easements will be required.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2022 based on the availability of funding, acquisition of rights of way and approval of permit(s). The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $ 5.3 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with eighty percent (80%) federal funds and twenty percent (20%) state funds.
The public informational meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this proposed project.
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.
Plans of the proposed project will be on display for public review. Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project. More detailed information is available at the Department’s 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 Matthew R. Vail, P.E., Principal Engineer at (860) 594-3274 or by e-mail at Matthew.Vail@ct.gov. Plans are also available for review at the Plymouth Town Hall.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
State Representative 78th District – Bristol, Plymouth, Terryville
As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me at (800) 842-1423, or by email at Whit.Betts@housegop.ct.gov. You can also follow my legislative activity by visiting repbetts.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repbetts.