CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: March 22, 2018||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Public Information Meeting Regarding Intersection Safety Improvements at Route 318 and Route 219 in Barkhamsted
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's Highway Design Office will be holding a public information meeting regarding the proposed intersection safety improvements at Route 318 and Route 219 in Barkhamsted. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room, Barkhamsted Highway Garage; 33 New Hartford Road, Pleasant Valley, Connecticut 06063. A design presentation will start at 7:00 p.m. and a question and answer period immediately following.
Operation and safety will be improved at this intersection by realigning Route 219 to a conventional “T” type intersection. As a result of this new configuration, Route 318 will become a through movement while Route 219 will be stop controlled in the northbound direction. Minor widening of Route 318 at the intersection will provide a 10-foot bypass capability in the southbound direction. Area sightlines will also be improved by cutting back vegetation on the west side of Route 318 and by removing the rock slope on the eastern side of Route 219.
The present schedule indicates that construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2021. The estimated construction cost for the state designed project is approximately $4 million. Funding is anticipated to be undertaken with eighty percent (80%) Federal funds and twenty percent (20%) State funds.
The public information meeting is being held to offer a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning the Intersection Safety Improvements at Route 318 and Route 219.
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. Scott Bushee at (860) 594-2079 or by e-mail at Scott.Bushee@ct.gov. Plans are also available for review at the Barkhamsted Town Hall, Town Clerk’s Office.
The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Deaf and hearing impaired persons wishing to attend this meeting and requiring an interpreter must make arrangements by contacting the Department’s Office of Communications at (860) 594-3062 (voice only) at least five working days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to request for assistance.