Public Information Meeting 3/14/19 Re: Bucks Hill Rd. Bridge Replacement

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


Public Information Meeting – Project No.130-184, Bridge No.01157, Bucks Hill Rd., I-84 in Southbury, CT

3/14/19 6:30 PM

Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South, Room 205, Southbury, Connecticut 06488

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning Project No. 130-184, the proposed superstructure replacement of Bridge No. 01157 which carries Bucks Hill Road over I-84 in Southbury, Connecticut.

Bridge No. 01157 is a two span continuous bridge approximately 253 feet long, with a 39.5 feet out-to-out deck width and a curb-to-curb roadway width of 34 feet.  The bridge was built in 1964 and carries one lane of traffic in each direction.  The bridge is located on Bucks Hill Road approximately 0.7 miles west of Route 188.  The nearest intersecting street is Skyview Drive, and the estimated 2018 Average Daily Traffic is approximately 1,100 vehicles.

The project scope is to replace the existing superstructure.  Replacement is required based on the finding of the latest routine Bridge Inspection Report in which the bridge superstructure was found to be in poor condition due to deteriorated girders.  The new superstructure will be a multi-girder steel superstructure. The proposed curb-to-curb roadway width will remain the same at 34 feet and the out-to-out width will be decreased to approximately 37.25 feet.

A 10-month closure of Bridge No. 01157 and a corresponding detour of pedestrian and vehicular traffic is requested.  The proposed detour is approximately 4 miles and using local routes.  The overhead utilities along the top of the bridge will be relocated to facilitate the installation of the proposed superstructure. Right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed project are anticipated.

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2021 based on the availability of funding.  The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $5,900,000.  This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent Federal and 20 percent State funds.

The Public Information 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 business days prior to the meeting.  Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and must 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 Mr. Kevin Blasi, at (860) 594-3415 or by e-mail at

Inclement Weather Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2019