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Public Invited to Virtual Informational Meeting Regarding US Route 1 Operational Lane in the Town of Orange

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a Virtual Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed installation of an operational lane (two-way left-turn lane) on US Route 1 in the town of Orange on Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place on Zoom and registration is required. A Question and Answer (Q&A) session will immediately follow the presentation. The presentation will be recorded. For instructions on how to access the meeting, ways to provide comments, and how to ask questions, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOTOrange106-108.


The Virtual Public Information Meeting is being held to provide the public and local community the opportunity to offer comments or ask questions regarding the proposed project.

The purpose of the project is to provide a center two-way left-turn lane on US Route 1, from the Milford town line to the vicinity of Lambert Road, to provide better traffic flow, reduce crashes, and improve business access.

The project also involves rehabilitation of Bridge No. 1881 (culvert) which carries US Route 1 over Indian River, as well as improvements to the existing drainage system within the project limits.

There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements, including partial acquisitions and easements to accommodate the installation of the center two-way left-turn lane. 

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2024, based on the availability of funding, acquisition of rights-of-way, and approval of permits. The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $15-20 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with eighty percent (80%) Federal funds and twenty percent (20%) State funds. The project is identified as State Project No. 0106-0108.

Individuals with limited internet access may listen to the meeting by calling (877) 853-5257 and enter Meeting ID 891 4233 9086. Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). Persons with limited internet access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting Michelle C. Saldana, Project Engineer, at Michelle.Saldana@ct.gov or (860) 594-3348.

Language assistance may be requested by contacting the CTDOT Language Assistance Call Line (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least five business days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.


This meeting will also be livestreamed on the CTDOT YouTube channel and no registration is required. Non-English language closed captioning will be available on Zoom and YouTube. The recording will also be posted immediately following the meeting in the list of CTDOT virtual public meetings at portal.ct.gov/ctdotVPIMarchive.


Members of the public may submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meeting. Please submit comments and questions by January 11, 2023 to DOTProject106-108@ct.gov and (860) 594-2020 or to Michelle C. Saldana, Project Engineer, at Michelle.Saldana@ct.gov or (860) 594-3348. Please reference State Project No. 0106-0108 in the email or voicemail.


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