CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: December 27, 2017||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Superelevation and Roadway Friction Improvements – Route 15 in Greenwich
The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans to provide superelevation and roadway friction improvements to four curves on Route 15 in Greenwich. The purpose of the project is to decrease the number of crashes occurring within these stretches of roadway.
The project involves superelevation improvements through bituminous concrete wedging and the application of High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) riding course aimed at decreasing the number of crashes occurring through the four curves. Such work may require the resetting of Merritt Parkway guiderail, curbing and/or concrete median barrier.
The present schedule is accelerated and indicates that the design will be completed in January 2018, with construction anticipated to start in summer 2018, assuming acceptance of the project, availability of funding and receipt of any required right-of-way and environmental permits. This project is expected to be undertaken with eighty percent (80%) federal and twenty percent (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 the Department to assist in the project's development. At this time, it is not anticipated that a formal public hearing will be necessary 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, P.E., Principal Engineer, at (860) 594-3274 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Please make reference to State Project No. 0173-0484.