DOT Public Meeting – Route 151 Bridge over Shady Brook in East Haddam

Posted on October 1, 2018 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’m sharing a recent announcement from the State Department of Transportation regarding the Route 151 bridge over Shady Brook.  On October, 18th 7:00 p.m. at East Haddam Municipal Office Complex 1 Plains Road, Moodus, there will be a public meeting about the culvert replacement project. The project is expected to begin in 2021 and it is anticipated that the road will be closed to traffic for 2 weeks.

Read below for more information:

Public Information Meeting – Bridge No. 06887,

Route 151 over Shady Brook in East Haddam

Location: East Haddam Municipal Office Complex, Conference Rooms 1 & 2, 1 Plains Road, Moodus, CT  7:00 pm

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed replacement of Bridge No. 06887, Route 151 over Shady Brook, East Haddam.

The purpose of the project is to replace the existing 84-inch and 72-inch diameter ACCMP culverts with a 12-foot by 8-foot precast concrete box culvert with a depressed invert to accommodate a natural stream channel bottom through the structure. The existing structure needs to be replaced as the corrugated metal pipe is deteriorated and is showing areas of complete section loss.

It is anticipated the culvert replacement will require Route 151 to be closed to vehicular traffic for approximately two weeks.  During this time vehicles will be detoured via Route 149 to Route 82 to Route 151.

There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements It is anticipated that three partial takes and three temporary construction easements will be required.

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2021 based on the availability of funding.  The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $2.2 million.  This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent Federal Funds 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 5 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. Louis D. Bacho at (860) 594-3212 or by e-mail at  Plans are also available for review at the town of East Haddam.

Location: East Haddam Municipal Office Complex, Conference Rooms 1 & 2, 1 Plains Road, Moodus, Connecticut 06469   7:00 PM

Contact: Louis Bacho, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Phone: (860) 594-3212