FOR RELEASE: May 3, 2017
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Public Information Meeting Regarding Route 37 Intersection Improvements at Stacey Road and Barnum Road in Danbury

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will host a public information meeting concerning the upcoming construction of Route 37 intersection improvements at Stacey Road and Barnum Road.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut. 
The projects are identified as State Project Nos. 34-305/345 and will be bid and constructed as a single, combined construction contract. There are right-of-way impacts associated with these improvements including partial acquisition, permanent easements, temporary construction easements, and rights. 
The design of these projects is nearly complete and the public information meeting is being held to afford the public an opportunity to learn about the construction and schedule.
The existing Stacey Road Intersection is a “Y” type, controlled by two stop signs at both Stacey Road approaches to Route 37.  This project will realign Stacey Road to form a signalized “T” type intersection with Route 37. Stacey Road will have a two-lane approach to Route 37. Route 37 will be realigned to have a gentler curve through the intersection and an exclusive southbound left-turn lane. Safety and capacity will be improved by providing left-turn lanes sheltered from through traffic. Sight distances to queued traffic will be improved. The estimated total cost of this project is approximately $5,100,000.
The existing Barnum Road Intersection consists of a “T” type intersection with stop sign control at the Barnum Road approach to Route 37.  The improvements involve widening the Route 37 northbound shoulder to allow traffic the opportunity to pass vehicles waiting to make a left turn onto Barnum Road.  The improvements also involve widening the Barnum Road southbound shoulder at its Route 37 intersection to allow traffic the opportunity to pass vehicles waiting to make a left turn onto Route 37.  No additional signalization is proposed.  The estimated total cost of this project is approximately $1,500,000.
Additionally, the sidewalk fronting the Stetson Place property along Route 37 will be extended north to the intersection at Barnum Road. This follows the City of Danbury’s long term plan to provide a pedestrian connection along this corridor.  At least one existing storm drain will require relocation, and additional drainage structures will be installed along the new curb line on the west shoulder of Route 37.  
Construction is anticipated to begin in April 2018 and last approximately twenty months.  Route 37 will be temporarily widened to accommodate two lanes of through traffic during construction.  Local roads will have at least one lane of traffic open at all times, and access to all driveways will be maintained at all times. 
The meeting facility is ADA accessible.  If language assistance is needed, please contact CTDOT’s Office of Communications (voice only) at (860) 594-3062 at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting.  Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to requests for assistance.
Plans of the project will be on display for public review.  CTDOT personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project.  More detailed information is available at the CTDOT’s Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.  Anyone wishing to discuss the project may contact Mr. Richard B. Armstrong at (860) 594-3191 or by e-mail at  Plans are also available for review at the City of Danbury City Hall.