CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: November 17, 2014||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Replacement of CT DOT Maintenance Facility in Norwich
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans for the replacement of the existing maintenance facility and renovation of the existing salt shed at 125 Taftville-Occum Road in the Occum section of Norwich. The purpose of this project is to replace a functionally obsolete facility. The number of vehicles and personnel will remain the same.
The project involves the construction of a new 20,000 square foot maintenance facility, repairs to the existing salt shed, and corresponding site improvements. The existing maintenance facility will be demolished. The present schedule indicates that final design plans will be available in August 2015. The project will be state funded.
It is the Department's policy to keep the public informed when such projects are undertaken. It is important that the community share their concerns with us to assist in the project's development. If there is adequate interest, an informational meeting will be conducted. At this time, it is not anticipated that a formal public hearing will be necessary.