FOR RELEASE: December 26, 2018
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Public Information Meeting Concerning Proposed Intersection Improvements on U.S. 202/Route 10 at Route 20 and Route 189 in Granby
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a public information meeting concerning the proposed intersection improvements on US 202/Route 10 at Route 20 and Route 189, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Granby Senior Center Community Room, 15 North Granby Road, Granby, Connecticut.  A design presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.
The project is identified as State Project No. 55-142.
The purpose of this project is to address traffic operational concerns while improving vehicular, bicyclist, and pedestrian safety along Route 10/202, Route 20, Route 189, and at the intersecting roadways within the project limits.
The proposed improvements include the widening of Route 10/202/189 to provide 5 lanes with
4-foot shoulders allowing for an additional left-turn lane in each direction.  Route 10/202, north of the northerly intersection, will be widened to allow for 5 lanes including an exclusive left-turn and 2 through lanes in the southbound direction, along with 2 receiving lanes in the northbound direction.  The Route 20/189 leg of the northerly intersection will be realigned to better establish the east-west movements as the through direction at both approaches by reducing the heavy skew angle and providing a more defined right-turn lane onto Route 10/202/189. The new alignment will improve the geometry of the crosswalks allowing them to be shorter and perpendicular to the travel way. The Route 20/189 leg will also be widened to allow for an exclusive left-turn lane, a through lane, and a right-turn lane, and to allow for 2 receiving lanes.
The Route 20 westbound approach to Route 10/202 will be widened to allow for an exclusive
left-turn lane, a through lane, and a combined through/right-turn lane.  At the southerly intersection, Route 189 will be widened to allow for 2 receiving lanes from the double left-turn lanes on Route 10/202/189.  The southern leg of the intersection will be widened to provide a dedicated left-turn lane into Stony Hill Village and Small World day care.  Concrete sidewalks are proposed to be added along the south side of Route 20 from Park Place to Bank Street, and along the south side of Route 189 from Route 10/202 to the Granby Pharmacy.  New crosswalks are also proposed to better convey pedestrian traffic through both intersections on Route 10/202. In addition, all shoulders are proposed at a minimum width of 4 feet to better accommodate bicyclists.
The proposed improvements are expected to require 18 partial property acquisitions for roadway and/or sidewalk construction.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2021 based on the availability of funding. The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $7.73 million.  This project is anticipated to be undertaken with twenty percent (20%) state funds and eighty percent (80%) federal funds.
The public information meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this proposed project.
The meeting facility is ADA accessible.  Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Language Assistance Call Line at (860) 594-2109.  Requests should be made at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting.  Persons having a hearing and/or speech disability may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and instruct the operator to contact (860) 594-2243.  Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.
If postponement of the public informational meeting is required due to inclement weather or other conditions, it will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the original hour and location.
Plans of the proposed project will be on display for public review.  Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project.  More detailed information is available at the Department’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. Matthew R. Vail at (860) 594-3274 or by e-mail at  Plans will be available for review at the Granby Town Hall 2 weeks prior to the meeting.