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Public Invited to Virtual Informational Meeting regarding the Rehabilitation of I-84 Bridges Over Various Brooks and the Replacement of Route 6 and 67 over South Branch Bullet Hill Brook in Southbury
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a virtual public information meeting concerning the rehabilitation of Bridge Nos. 07042, 07043, 07044, and 07045 on Interstate 84 over various brooks, and the replacement of Bridge No. 07051 carrying U.S. Route 6 and state Route 67 over South Branch Bullet Hill Brook in Southbury on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
The virtual public information meeting is being held to allow the public and local community to offer comments or ask questions regarding the proposed project. These projects aim to address the deteriorated condition of the bridges and bring the structures to a state of good repair.
The meeting will take place on Zoom, and registration is required. A Question and Answer (Q&A) session will immediately follow the presentation, which will be recorded. For instructions on how to access the meeting, ways to provide comments, and how to ask questions, please visit http://portal.ct.gov/DOTProject130-186thru190.
Project No. 0130-0186, Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 07042
Bridge 07042 is 108 inches in diameter, 150 feet long, and supports I-84 Westbound over Bullet Hill Brook. The bridge is in serious condition and will be rehabilitated by installing a 90-inch structural pipe liner, repairing the inlet headwall, removing the concrete channel apron at the inlet, replacing the outlet endwall, and constructing a concrete fishway. A permanent easement is required for the fishway and will be coordinated with the property owner.
Project No. 0130-0187, Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 07043
Bridge 07043 is a 112-inch by 75-inch pipe arch, 133 feet long, and supports I-84 Eastbound over Bullet Hill Brook. The bridge is in serious condition and will be rehabilitated by installing a 79-inch by 68-inch structural pipe liner, repairing the headwall and endwall, and installing rock weirs. A temporary construction easement is required for grading and will be coordinated with the property owner.
Project No. 0130-0188, Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 07044
Bridge 07044 is 120 inches in diameter, 290 feet long, and supports I-84 over Oliver Brook. The bridge is in serious condition and will be rehabilitated by installing a 108-inch structural pipe liner, repairing the headwall, replacing the endwall, installing a concrete fishway, and rerouting an existing drainage swale. Two permanent easements are required to construct and maintain the concrete fishway and will be coordinated with the town of Southbury.
Project No. 0130-0189, Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 07045
Bridge 07045 is 84 inches in diameter, 323 feet long, and supports I-84 over Sams Brook. The bridge is in poor condition and will be rehabilitated by installing a 66-inch structural pipe liner, replacing the headwall and endwall, removing the concrete channel at the inlet, and clearing the sediment at the outlet.
Project No. 0130-0190, Replacement of Bridge No. 07051
Bridge 07051 is a 112-inch by 75-inch pipe arch, 172 feet long, and supports U.S. Route 6 and State Route 67 over South Branch Bullet Hill Brook. The bridge is in fair condition and will be replaced with a 10-foot by 6-foot precast concrete box culvert. The concrete collar and cradles will be replaced with new headwall, endwall, and wingwalls. An existing drainage pipe crosses over the structure and will be relocated during construction. The bridge replacement is anticipated to utilize accelerated bridge construction staged over two weekends. At least one traffic lane in each direction will be maintained, using a crossover for each stage, except for the left turn entering the I-84 Eastbound on-ramp during stage two. This will require a state route marked detour for passenger vehicles, and an advance detour for commercial truck traffic.
Access roads, both temporary and permanent, will be constructed to facilitate the rehabilitation and maintenance of Bridge Nos. 07042, 07043, 07044, and 07045. Off-peak lane shifts and shoulder closures are anticipated to allow for construction vehicles to access the sites from mainline Interstate 84. Ramp lane shifts and shoulder closures will be utilized to provide construction access off the ramps. The guiderail will be temporarily removed to allow equipment access to the sites during construction.
There are no anticipated utility impacts for the subject projects. Utilities in the vicinity of Bridge No. 07051 are expected to be protected and supported in place during construction.
The following right-of-way impacts are anticipated:
Project No. 0130-0186 1 permanent easement
Project No. 0130-0187 1 construction easement
Project No. 0130-0188 2 permanent easements
Project No. 0130-0189 No impact
Project No. 0130-0190 No impact
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2026 based on the availability of funding, acquisition of rights of way, and approval of permit(s).
Estimated construction costs and anticipated funding for these projects are noted below:
Bridge No. Estimated Construction Cost Construction Funding Source
07042 $2,800,000 0% Federal, 100% State
07043 $2,150,000 90% Federal, 10% State
07044 $2,950,000 90% Federal, 10% State
07045 $2,300,000 90% Federal, 10% State
07051 $2,300,000 80% Federal, 20% State
Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (877) 853-5257 and entering Meeting ID 857 5640 2822. Persons with hearing 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 Alvaro Garcia Jr., P.E., at (860) 594-3353 or email@example.com.
Language assistance may be requested by contacting the CTDOT Language Assistance Call Line at (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 can submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meeting. Please submit comments and questions by April 18, 2023, to DOTProject130firstname.lastname@example.org or Alvaro Garcia Jr., P.E. at (860) 594-3353 or Alvaro.Garcia@ct.gov. Please reference State Project No. 0130-0186 through 0130-0190 in the email or voicemail.
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