Public Information Meeting on Bridgework in Niantic

Posted on May 3, 2019 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a public information meeting to discuss a proposed rehabilitation project for the Route 156 bridge over the Niantic River.


When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: East Lyme Town Hall Upper Meeting Room,

108 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic


The rehabilitated bridge would have a 25 to 30 year service life thanks to improved architectural, mechanical and electrical components. The bridge joints and wearing surface on the bridge deck would be replaced, the superstructure would be repainted, the vertical sheeting of the fender system around the main pier would be repaired and upgrades would be made to the operator’s control house.

 Construction would cost $21 million – funded 80 percent by federal dollars and 20 percent by state dollars – and begin in Spring 2020.


Project proposals will be on display during the meeting, but you can acquire more detailed information from the DOT’s Office of Engineering located at 2800 Berlin Turnpike in Newington.


I encourage you to attend this meeting to ask questions and share your opinions on this proposal. If you are unable to attend but would still like to discuss the project, please contact the Project Manager, Jon Hagert, at 860-594-3417 or