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DOT: Replacement of Signs and Supports – Routes 2, 3, 11, and 17, Including Revisions to Mileage-Based Exit Numbering

Posted on August 28, 2020 by admin


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The Department of Transportation announced they are developing plans to replace signs and sign supports along Route 2, Route 3, Route 11, Route 17, including associated on-ramps and off-ramps, including revisions to mileage-based exit numbering.

The new signs and sign supports will be installed in accordance with the latest federal and state standards and guidelines. The types of signs that will be replaced include, but are not limited to, large overhead and side mounted Guide signs and smaller signs such as Mile Markers, Exit Gore signs, Speed Limit signs, Merge signs, and Route Confirmation signs.

The existing signs have exceeded their useful service life and are in need of replacement. The scope of the project involves the replacement of only those signs that have exceeded their useful service life, have less than adequate retroreflectivity, have evidence of damage, or are no longer in compliance with Federal and State standards and guidelines. Excluded from this project are signs that have been recently replaced or are scheduled to be replaced by other various construction projects.

To be in conformance with federal standards, the exit numbers are required to be revised from the existing sequential numbering to mileage-based numbering. An “Old Exit” number will be posted adjacent to the signs for a minimum of two years while drivers become familiar with the new numbers.

The following locations are included:

The design plans for the project are expected to be completed in May 2021 with a tentative advertising date for construction in August 2021.

Anyone interested in requesting information on this project may do so by contacting Barry Schilling, Supervising Engineer, Barry.Schilling@ct.gov. Please make reference to Project Number 0172-0490.