CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: June 27, 2013||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Project No. 0102-0325 , Route 1 Intersection Improvements at Route 53 and East Avenue, City of Norwalk
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans to provide an exclusive left-turn lane on northbound U.S. Route 1 at its intersection with Route 53 in the City of Norwalk. The purpose of the project is to provide safety and traffic operational improvements at this intersection.
The project involves widening on the north side of U.S. Route 1 to avoid impacts to the cemetery located on the southwest quadrant of the intersection. The northbound U.S. Route 1 approach to the intersection would include an exclusive left-turn lane and two through lanes while the southbound approach would include an exclusive left-turn lane and one through lane. Utility relocation and minor drainage adjustments will be required to accommodate the proposed roadway footprint.
The present schedule indicates that the design will be completed in October 2014 , with construction anticipated to start in spring 2015. 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 at Timothy.Wilson@ct.gov. Please make reference to State Project Number 0102-0325.