CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: June 24, 2013||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Project No. 0144-0191, Pequonnock River Trail from Route 127 to Quarry Road,Town of Trumbull
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans to construct a multi-use trail from White Plains Road to Quarry Road in the Town of Trumbull for a total length of approximately 4,500 feet.
The purpose of the project is to complete a segment of the Regional Housatonic Railroad Trail Project, which is a vital extension of the existing trail network. This segment of the trail begins on White Plains Road adjacent to Twin Brooks Park and continues along the eastern side of Rocky Hill Road. A new concrete sidewalk will accommodate pedestrians while bicyclists travel with traffic on the roadway along Rocky Hill Road. The trail then crosses the southbound Merritt Parkway off-ramp to Route 25, the Merritt Parkway, and the northbound Merritt Parkway on-ramp from Route 25 before continuing further south. The segment ends in the vicinity of the Quarry Road cul-de-sac.
The present schedule indicates that the design will be completed in December 2015, with construction anticipated to start in summer 2016. This project will be undertaken with 80 % federal and 20 % 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 atTimothy.Wilson@ct.gov. Please make reference to State Project Number 0144-0191.