Town Center Streetscape

Follow the progress of the Town Center Streetscape project visually with our photographs documenting the development of our new Town Center.

Updates:

December 11, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #27
Your weekly update (a couple days late),

  1. The wiring has been pulled and the flashing beacon pedestals and traffic control cameras have been installed. Sometime this week all this new equipment will be in operation and the traffic signals at the intersection will be responding to real-time traffic conditions.
  2. With our first snow fall hitting Brookfield last week, a reminder to property and business owners: it is your responsibility to keep your sidewalk clear of ice and snow. Our Town ordinance requires that sidewalks be cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall or other winter weather. Brookfield Police can issue a $100 ticket for violations. All but 3 property owners did a fine job clearing their sidewalk within the 24 hour time period this past snow event.

December 1, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #26
Your weekly update:

  1. A crew from the Town’s Dept of Public Works wrapped Christmas lights around each of the light poles. They look great.
  2. Unexpected delivery delays of the electrical hardware associated with the flashing beacons resulted in a rescheduling of this equipment next week.
  3. With the installation of the flashing beacons and other traffic signal equipment, this project is on schedule to be complete on Dec 15. After the Town sign-off, there will be a CT DOT inspection and a review/sign off by the Engineer of Record.

November 17, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #25
Your weekly update:

  1.  All sidewalk lights are now electrified and roadway directional signs erected.  
  2. When you have a chance take a look at the newly installed red brick herringbone pattern crosswalk at the Craft Center curve on Whisconier Rd – it is a very nice enhancement.
  3. This Sunday night, weather permitting, the roadway will be striped. This work will include marking of the parking spaces, roadway shoulder, turning lanes (there is a new turning lane on Station Rd), etc. It is our hope that these markings will increase driver awareness -  several times over the past month cars have jumped the curb where driveways once existed.
  4. Please advise customers, employees and visitors to your place of business that the sidewalk must not be used to park cars. This week there were 3 instances of individuals parking their cars on the sidewalk. Not only is this a safety concern for pedestrians but the sidewalk and brick pavers are not designed to withstand the weight from a heavy vehicle. Parking cars on a sidewalk is a traffic violation and Brookfield Police can ticket anyone doing so.
  5. The focus next week will be to install and electrify the flashing beacons.  This will greatly improve the safety of individuals crossing the street. More asphalt and brink paver work is also planned.
  6. Work is planned for Mon – Wed next week and will then resume after the long Thanksgiving weekend on Monday, Nov 27.   

November 8, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #24
Your weekly update:

  1. Roadway paving is complete and all lanes have been reopened. Several new sidewalk lights have been energized and a couple hundred feet of concrete sidewalk has been poured. Roadway lines will be laid out in a few days. THANK YOU Brookfield Police Officers and staff for providing outstanding traffic and pedestrian safety to our residents and travelers.
  2. All eight utility poles have been removed on the west side of Federal Rd. With these poles out of the way there is that much less clutter and the sidewalk sight line is much cleaner.
  3. Work over the next few days will include installing brink pavers, concrete sidewalk and flashing beacons at the crosswalk. We are on target for a substantial completion date of Nov 17.

November 3, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #23
Your weekly update:

  1. 100% of the granite curbing is now installed and all concrete driveways have been poured throughout all of Phase 1. There was a lot of work done at the curve on Whisconier and Station Roads.  Work next week will focus on installing the remaining 6 light poles and the concrete sidewalk from Subway around the Mobile Gas Station to Brookfield Village’s new building on Station Rd.
  2. All of the roadway milling was done on Thursday and today. Plans are to pave on Monday and Tuesday (weather permitting).
  3. If you haven’t driven through the area in the evening please do so. Fifteen (15) of the light poles have been connected to a temporary power source and now go on at dusk. Our lights are LED and switch on/off from a sensor high up on each pole. The area now illuminated is south of the intersection and east on Whisconier Rd. We hope to have the remaining 19 poles connected next week.

Have a great weekend and enjoy our new downtown.

November 1, 2017 - Streetscape Project IMPORTANT Update #22
This is an important mid-week update that may be of special interest to you. We have received approval for our roadway milling and paving schedule from Chief Purcell and his staff. The plan is as follows.

  1. Starting tomorrow morning at 7:00am Station Rd will be closed to thru traffic between Federal and Laurel Hill Roads for roadway milling. Station Road is expected to be reopened around 9 am.
  2. Starting tomorrow around 9am and for the remainder of the work day and probably Friday morning, Federal  and Whisconier Roads will be restricted to one-way alternating traffic within the boundary limits of the project for roadway milling. As a reminder the boundary limits of this phase of the project are: 786 Federal Rd (Funeral Home) north to 837 Federal Rd; Station Rd from the intersection west to the new Brookfield Village building now under construction; and on Whisconier Rd from the intersection east, over the bridge, past the curve, ending 75 feet past the new pedestrian island.
  3. Starting Monday at 7 am throughout the workday and on possibly Tuesday, roadway paving is scheduled within the entire boundary limits of the project on Federal, Station and Whisconier Roads. This schedule assumes no rain.

Brookfield officers are being scheduled for traffic control and appropriate construction signage will be in place during this period.  No work is scheduled in the evening, overnight or on the weekend.

October 27, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #21
Your weekly update:

  1. Granite curbing, about 3,800 linear feet, for all of Phase 1 (except on Station Road where 10 new parking places are being created) has been installed. This milestone allows us to start roadway milling and resurfacing which may start as early as Nov 2.
  2. Most of the new light poles have been set in place and the fixtures and banner arms will start to be installed next week.
  3. The ten (10) foot-wide sidewalk was constructed along Brookfield Villages’ (future) building numbers 2 and 3.  
  4. Please take note of the new pedestrian island in the roadway at the curve on Whisconier Rd. Until the 3 flashing beacons and roadway signs are erected, there will be barriers and caution tape around this island.

October 20, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #20
Your weekly update:

  1. A new sidewalk has been constructed at the Craft Center east of the bridge, so now residents and visitors have access to Four Corners area via a beautiful new concrete sidewalk from the Craft Center.
  2. About 400 feet of granite curbing was installed this week. By the end of October all granite curbing for the entire Phase 1 should be installed. More sidewalk and brick pavers will be installed next week. Roadway milling and paving is planned for early November.
  3. Sidewalk light poles have started to be installed and the light fixtures will be added next week.

October 13, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #19
Your weekly update:

  1. Much work was done on Station Rd this week. The road was widened at the intersection that will result in the addition of a new turning lane. Concrete driveways were poured at Superior Service and Mobile, and curbing has been added on both sides of the road.
  2. On Federal Rd the first parallel parking spaces were added on the west side by Brookfield Village building #1 and their new driveway has been established with granite curbing.
  3. Frontier and Charter have completed the splicing of phone and cable lines and next week will bring in their line crews to remove the cables off the old poles.  When completed Eversource will remove the poles.
  4. Work next week will focus on finishing granite curbing from the new Brookfield Village driveway on Federal Rd all the way to the Mobile Gas Station corner.

October 6, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #18
Your weekly update:

  1. Even though Monday is Columbus Day holiday, construction is scheduled. Iapaluccio will be working on Station Rd and on the west side of Federal Rd between the Best Buy Tire and the Mobile Gas Station. Charter Communications is scheduled to relocate their cable from the old poles to the new on on Monday and Tuesday from 8am – 4pm. Frontier will continue splicing their new phone lines. Brookfield Police will continue to provide traffic control and business access.
  2. Starting Monday an Iapaluccio contractor will start pulling wires under the sidewalk to feed the new light poles, which will start being installed sometime during the week. When this phase of the project is complete there will be 35 new sidewalk lights, each designed so that the entire area is evenly lit.
  3. Work is scheduled to start construction on the east side of the bridge on Whisconier the week of Oct 16.

September 29, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #17
Your weekly update:

  1. Frontier Communications and Charter started moving the phone and cable lines to the new poles. They estimate 2 more weeks of work, then we will schedule Eversource to remove the old poles.
  2. Curbing and light pole bases were installed from Union Savings Bank to the corner at Superior Service this week. The sidewalk and brick pavers will be installed next week.
  3. Curb, sidewalk, pavers and lighting construction will be on-going though October; at the end of the month roadway paving is planned.

September 21, 2017 - Streetscape Project Update #16
Your weekly update:

  1. Eversource finished their work and now Charter is scheduled to move their cable off the old poles to the new. Their work is expected to take 2 to 3 days, then Frontier will replace the phone lines.
  2. Granite curbing and new driveway aprons have been installed on the east side of Federal Rd from the Shell Gas Station to the northern boundary of Phase 1 which is at 839 Federal Rd.
  3. Work has started on Station Rd and the focus next week will be at Superior Service and the Mobile Gas Station north to the Agora Restaurant.
  4. You may have noticed a lot of excavation this week on Federal Rd near Peachwave. This work was to tap the gas and water mains for buildings 2 and 3 for the Brookfield Village project.  

September 6, 2017
Brick accent pavers installed between the concrete sidewalks and granite curbs.

August 25, 2017
Concrete sidewalks and driveways being poured.

August 11, 2017
The driveways are going in along the Town Center. Another early glimpse of how the new Streetscape will look.

August 9, 2017
The Town Center Streetscape project is moving right along . Here is a picture of the first granite curbing to go in. The actual concrete sidewalks should start being installed in the next two weeks.

June 29, 2017
On June 29th, the Town of Brookfield celebrated the groundbreaking of the streetscape construction within the Town Center. CT Commissioner of Department of Transportation, James Redeker, was in attendance and spoke highly of the development project for residents and businesses in Brookfield. Steve Dunn and State Representative Steve Harding thanked property owners and area businesses for their support and partnership with the Town. This project has been anticipated for many years and has been a high priority in the Town’s POCD. This revitalization of Brookfield will be enjoyed for years to come.

June 27, 2017
Town Center Streetscape Phase 1 construction is going well and is on schedule. Most of the storm drain revisions are complete and other underground work will continue for the next couple weeks. Granite curbing will start to be installed on the east side of Federal Rd at Webster Bank in mid-July. Six (6) new utility poles on the west side, south of the intersection will be set, replacing the existing 8 poles, in August. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Greg Dembowski, Project Manager, at 203-740-3865.