CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: August 29, 2013||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Planned Improvements on CT Route 15 at Interchange 65, Hall Avenue (Route150)
over the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15), Town of Wallingford
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans to relocate the Route 15 northbound exit 65 on-ramp and to widen River Road and Route 150 in the Town of Wallingford.
The purpose of the project is to provide safety and traffic operational improvements at this location. The project involves closing the existing Route 15 northbound exit 65 on-ramp and constructing a conventional at-grade on-ramp immediately east of the northern bridge parapet carrying Route 150 over Route 15. It will be aligned parallel to and between Route 15 and Community Lake Park. River Road will be widened to accommodate the addition of a second northbound lane and Route 150 will be widened to provide additional turn lanes onto the new on-ramp.
The present schedule indicates that the design will be completed in March 2015, with construction anticipated to start in spring 2016. This project will be undertaken with 90 % Federal and 10 % State funds.
It is the Department's 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. A public informational meeting will be conducted upon the completion of the preliminary design. At this time, it is not anticipated that a formal public hearing will be necessary.
Anyone interested in receiving information on this project may do so by contacting Mr. Timothy M. Wilson, Manager of Highway Design, at (860) 594-3189, or by e-mail at Timothy.Wilson@ct.gov. Please make reference to State Project Number 0148-0200.