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Installations and Revisions of Traffic Control Signals in Various Towns

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is developing plans to upgrade existing traffic control signal equipment or install new traffic control signal equipment to meet current standards at 15 locations in the cities and/or towns of Colchester, East Lyme, Groton, Montville, New London, Norwich, Salem, Stonington, Windham, and Woodstock.

At applicable locations, pedestrian control features, such as countdown pedestrian indications, accessible pushbuttons, and sidewalk ramps), will be upgraded to improve accessibility and pedestrian safety.

CTDOT will coordinate with the local municipality during the design phase.

The following intersections are included:

The intersections below consist of new signal equipment being installed at existing signalized locations:

  • Colchester – Route 85 (Hebron Rd/Old Hartford Rd) at SR 615 (Old Hartford Rd) – Int. #028-208 
  • Colchester – Route 16 at Route 2 E.B. Ramps & Cemetery Rd. – Int. #028-215 
  • Colchester – Route 16 at Route 2 W.B. Ramps – Int. #028-216 
  • East Lyme – Route 156 at Route 161 – Int. #044-206 
  • Groton – U.S. Route 1 at Ring Dr. & Drive to Ella T. Grasso Technical School – Int. #058-234 
  • Groton – U.S. Route 1 at Central Ave. & Drive to Bellows Park – Int. #058-276 
  • Montville – Route 82 at Cherry Ln. & Caroline Rd. – Int. #085-217 
  • New London – S.R. 641 (Truman St.) at Blackhall St. & Blinman St. – Int. #094-207 
  • Norwich – Route 12 at Hunters Rd. & Prentice St. – Int. #103-209 
  • Norwich – SR 642 (West Town St) at I-395 NB Ramps and Case St. – Int. #103-247 
  • Norwich – Route 32 & S.R. 642 at Route 2 W.B. Ramps – Int. #103-264 
  • Salem – Route 85 (Hartford Road) at Rattlesnake Ledge Road – Int. #120-202 
  • Stonington – U.S. Route 1 at Spellman Dr. & Private Dr. – Int. #137-211 
  • Windham – Route 32 at U.S. Route 6 W.B. Ramps – Int. #163-239 

The intersection below consists of new signal equipment being installed at an existing unsignalized location:

  • Woodstock – Route 169 at Route 171, South Junction – Int. #169-NEW

It is CTDOT policy to keep the public informed and involved when such projects are undertaken. It is important that the community share its concerns with us to assist in the project’s development. At this time, it is anticipated that an informational meeting or formal public hearing will not be necessary. 

The design plans for this project are expected to be completed in May 2023 with a tentative advertising date of July 2023. 

Anyone interested in requesting information on these projects may do so by contacting Gregory R. Palmer, Project Manager at (860) 594-2748 or via email at Please refer to Project No. 0172-0501.


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