CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: October 24, 2014||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Plans Under Development for Mid-block Crosswalks on Route 137 (Washington Boulevard) between Tresser Boulevard and Broad Street in Stamford
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's Office of Engineering is developing plans to provide pedestrian access between the east and west sides of Route 137 by installing High-intensity Activated crossWalK beacon (HAWK) systems at two separate locations. An existing crosswalk located on Route 137, just south of Bell Street, would be upgraded and the existing traffic signal would be replaced with the HAWK system. A new pedestrian crosswalk with the HAWK system is also being proposed on Route 137 for access between the Mill River Park on the west side and parking garages on the east side of the roadway.
The present schedule indicates that the design will be completed in January 2015 , with construction anticipated to start in summer 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. It is not anticipated that an informational meeting or a formal public hearing will be held for this project due to the limited nature of the proposed work.
Anyone interested in receiving information on this project may do so by contacting Mr. William W. Britnell, Principal Engineer of Highway Design, at (860) 594-3274, or by e-mail at William.Britnell@ct.gov. Please make reference to State Project Number 0135-0327.