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08/21/2020

Replacement of Highway Signs and Sign Supports on Limited Access Portions of Routes 2, 3, 11, and 17, Including Revisions to Mileage-Based Exit Numbering

The Department of Transportation (Department) is developing plans to replace signs and sign supports along Route 2, Route 3, Route 11, Route 17, including associated on-ramps and off-ramps, including revisions to mileage-based exit numbering.  The new signs and sign supports will be installed in accordance with the latest federal and state standards and guidelines.  The types of signs that will be replaced include, but are not limited to, large overhead and side mounted Guide signs and smaller signs such as Mile Markers, Exit Gore signs, Speed Limit signs, Merge signs, and Route Confirmation signs. 

 

The existing signs have exceeded their useful service life and are in need of replacement.  The scope of the project involves the replacement of only those signs that have exceeded their useful service life, have less than adequate retroreflectivity, have evidence of damage, or are no longer in compliance with Federal and State standards and guidelines.  Excluded from this project are signs that have been recently replaced or are scheduled to be replaced by other various construction projects. 

 

To be in conformance with federal standards, the exit numbers are required to be revised from the existing sequential numbering to mileage-based numbering.  An “Old Exit” number will be posted adjacent to the signs for a minimum of two years while drivers become familiar with the new numbers.

 

The following locations are included:

 

Route number

Towns

Work Description

Route 2

Hartford, East Hartford,Glastonbury, Marlborough, Colchester, Lebanon, Bozrah, Norwich

Replacement of signs and sign supports.

Exit number revisions to mileage-based numbering.

Route 3

Glastonbury, Wethersfield

Replacement of signs and sign supports.

Addition of mileage-basedExit numbers.

Route 11

Colchester, Salem

Replacement of signs and sign supports.

Exit number revisions to mileage-based numbering.

Route 17

Glastonbury

Replacement of signs and sign supports.

Addition of mileage-based Exit numbers.

 

The following are the tentative exit number revisions for each route:

 

CT-2

Exit to:

Existing number:

Future number:

 

Eastbound

Westbound

Eastbound

Westbound

Darlin St

3

3

1A

1A

I-84 EB

2

2E

1B

1B

I-84 WB

 

2W

 

1C

Governor St

 

-

 

1D

East River Dr

 

4

 

1E

Willow St

5

 

2

 

High St

5A

5A

3A

3

Sutton Ave

5B

 

3B

 

Maple St

5C

 

4A

 

CT-3

5D

5D

4B

4

Griswold St

6

 

4C

 

CT-17

7

 

5A

 

CT-94

8

8

5B

5

Neipsic Rd

9

 

7

 

CT-83

10

10

10

10

Thompson St

 

11

 

11

West Rd

12

 

13

 

CT-66

13

13

15

15

S Main St

 

15

 

18

CT-149

16

16

20

20

Colchester

17

 

22

 

CT-16

18

18

24A

24

CT-11

19

 

24B

 

CT-354 to CT-85

 

20

 

25

Chestnut Hill Rd

21

21

26

26

Lebanon

22

22

31

31

CT-163

23

23

33

33

Fitchville

 

24

 

35

CT-32

 

25

 

36A

CT-32

27

 

36

 

Yantic

 

27

 

36B

I-395 SB

28S

28S

37A

37

I-395 NB

28N

 

37B

 

Norwichtown

29

29

38

38

 

CT-3

Exit to:

Existing number:

Future number:

 

Northbound

Southbound

Northbound

Southbound

I-91 SB

 

-

 

11A

I-91 NB

-

-

11

11B

Glastonbury

-

-

13

13

CT-2 EB

-

 

14A

 

CT-2 WB

-

 

14B

 

 

CT-11

Exit to:

Existing number:

Future number:

 

Northbound

Southbound

Northbound

Southbound

CT-82

 

4

 

-

Witch Meadow Rd

5

5

13

13

Lake Hayward Rd

6

6

17

17

 

CT-17

Exit to:

Existing number:

Future number:

 

Northbound

Southbound

Northbound

Southbound

Hubbard St

 

-

 

35

Glastonbury Center

-

-

36

36A

New London Tpke

 

-

 

36B

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 us to assist in the project’s development. At this time, it is not anticipated that an informational meeting or formal public hearing will be necessary. 

The design plans for the project are expected to be completed in May 2021 with a tentative advertising date for construction in August 2021.
 
Anyone interested in requesting information on this project may do so by contacting Barry Schilling, Supervising Engineer, Barry.Schilling@ct.gov.  Please make reference to Project Number 0172-0490.


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