CT DOT Press Release - Safety Improvement Project - Route 202 in Brookfield

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans to implement safety improvements along Route 202 in the town of Brookfield.

The project involves the widening of Route 202 to provide sidewalks, left-turn lanes and protected left-turn signal phasing at Chic-Fil-A/Shop Rite Plaza and a new traffic signal with dedicated left-turn lanes and protected left-turn signal phasing at Beverly Drive/Hardscrabble Road.  The proposed work also includes realigning the southern terminus of Old New Milford Road with the plaza at 317 Federal Road and the installation of a new traffic signal.  The purpose of these intersection improvements is to address the pattern of collisions occurring and to help improve traffic operations along the corridor.

The present schedule indicates that the design will be completed in January 2021, with construction anticipated to start in summer 2021, assuming acceptance of the project, availability of funding and receipt of any required right-of-way and environmental permits.  This project will be undertaken with eighty percent (80%) federal funds and twenty percent (20%) state funds.

It is the Department's policy to keep the public informed and involved when such projects are undertaken.  It is important that the community share its concerns with the Department to assist in the project's development.  A public informational meeting will be conducted upon the completion of the preliminary design.  At this time, it is not anticipated that a formal public hearing will be necessary.

Anyone interested in receiving information on this project may do so by contacting Mr. William W. Britnell, Principal Engineer, at (860) 594-3274 or by e-mail at William.Britnell@ct.gov.  Please make reference to State Project No. 0018-0135.

Map of planned improvements

<<copied from the CT DOT announcement at http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?A=2135&Q=595324>>