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February 6, 2007
Scoping Notices
      1. NEW!  Oxford Road Infrastructure Project (Oxford)
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
      1. Colchester Maintenance and Repair Facility
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Scoping Notices

Scoping Notices have been issued for the following state projects.  These projects are in the earliest stages of planning.  At the scoping stage, detailed information on a project's design, alternatives, and environmental impacts does not yet exist.  Sponsoring agencies are asking for comments from other agencies and from the public as to the scope of alternatives and environmental impacts that should be considered for further study.  Send your comments to the contact person listed for the project by the date indicated.

1. Notice of Scoping for Oxford Road Infrastructure Project

Municipality  where proposed project might be located: Town of Oxford

Address of the possible project location: Northern sector of the Town in proximity to I-84 and Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Project Description: The Town of Oxford is planning several road and related infrastructure projects to enhance the Town’s attractiveness for economic development.  The road improvements would provide improved access and upgrades for truck and commercial traffic to and from commercial and industrially zoned land.  The infrastructure projects are targeted to the northern sector of the Town in proximity to I-84 and Waterbury-Oxford Airport.  The road improvements will also facilitate the removal of commercial traffic from other, more rural parts of the Town.  The Town has and plans to pursue state and federal funding for these infrastructure projects.   Specifically, the Town plans to build a new road, E Commerce Drive, which will connect with Juliano Drive and Riggs Street.  An extension of Commerce Drive to Jacks Hill Road is planned. Various levels of upgrades are also planned for Riggs Street, Jacks Hill Road, Hawley Road and Christian Street.  Select water and sewer line improvements in proximity to these proposed road improvements are also planned.

Project Maps:   click here to view a map of the project area

                       click here to view a map of the proposd roads

Written comments from the public concerning the nature and extent of any environmental impacts of the proposed action are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on March 1, 2007.

Additional information on the nature and extent of the proposed action will be presented at a Public Scoping Meeting at:

DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2007

TIME: 7:00 PM

PLACE: S.B. Church Memorial Town Hall, Main Meeting Room, 486 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT

Written comments should be sent to:

Name: Maya Loewenberg
Agency: Economic and Community Development
Address: 505 Hudson, Hartford, CT 06106-7106 
Fax: 860-270-8157

The agency expects to release a Draft EIE for this project, for public review and comment, in November 2007.

EIE Notices

The following Environmental Impact Evaluations (EIEs) have been completed by state agencies and are available for review and comment. 

1. Notice of EIE for Colchester Maintenance and Repair Facility

Municipality where project is proposed: Colchester

Address of Possible Project Location: Connecticut Route 85 and Lake Hayward Road

Project Description: The project consists of the construction of a DOT maintenance and repair facility.  The maintenance building will be approximately 62,580 square feet with a 4,000 square foot cold storage building plus 3.83 acres of paved parking and driveways. The facility will accommodate trucks, equipment and personnel currently associated with the Higganum, Lisbon and Montville DOT garages. 

Project Map:  Click here to view Project Map

Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business on : March 7, 2007

The public can view a copy of this EIE at :   The Colchester Town Clerks Office - 127 Norwich Avenue, Colchester; Cragin Memorial Library - 8 Linwood Avenue, Colchester; Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments - 5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich; Connecticut Department of Transportation - 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington

There is a public hearing scheduled for this EIE on :

DATE:   Wednesday, February 21, 2007 

TIME:   7:00 pm

PLACE: Colchester Town Hall - 127 Norwich Avenue, Colchester

Send your comments about this EIE to:

Name: Mr. Edgar T. Hurle
Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131

If you have questions about the public hearing, or where you can review this EIE, or similar matters, please contact :

Name: Ms. Jessica L. DiLuca
Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike - Newington, CT 06131
Phone: 860-594-2135

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