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01/06/2022

Traffic Sign Replacement and Renumbering Route 8 in Waterbury and Watertown

The Department of Transportation (Department) is developing plans to replace signs and sign supports along Route 8 and associated on and off ramps in Waterbury and Watertown.  Plans are also being prepared to replace signs and complex sign supports along Route 8 in Bridgeport, Shelton, Derby and Naugatuck. Additionally, to be in conformance with Federal standards, mileage-based exit numbering will be included on the entirety of Route 8.

The following locations are included:

 

ROUTE

TOWNS

WORK DESCRIPTION

Route 8

 

Bridgeport, Shelton, Derby, Naugatuck

Replacement of large signs and complex sign supports.

Inclusion of mileage-based Exit numbers

Route 8

Waterbury, Watertown

Replacement of large signs and sign supports.

Replacement of small signs and posts.

Inclusion of mileage-based Exit numbers.

Route 8

 

Trumbull, Stratford, Ansonia, Seymour, Beacon Falls, Thomaston, Litchfield, Harwinton, Torrington, Winchester

Inclusion of mileage-based Exit numbers.

 

The following are the tentative exit numbers for Route 8:

 

ROUTE 8

Exit to:

 

Existing number:

Proposed number:

Northbound

Southbound

Northbound

Southbound

I-95 North

New Haven

-

-

-

1A

I-95 South

NY City

-

-

-

1B

South End

-

1

-

1C

CT-130

Downtown

2

2

1

1D

Main St

Washington Ave

-

3

-

2A

Lindley St

4

-

2A

-

US-1

Boston Ave

North Ave

5

5

2B

2B

CT-25 North

Trumbull

NY City

-

-

3

-

CT-127

E Main St

White Plains Rd

-

7

-

4

CT-108

Stratford

8

8

5

5

CT-15 North

Merritt Pkwy

New Haven

9

-

6

-

CT-15 South

Merritt Pkwy

NY City

-

10

-

6

Huntington Rd

11

11

7

7

Old Stratford Rd

12

12

9

9

Constitution Blvd

Bridgeport Ave

13

13

11

11

CT-110

Howe Ave

Shelton

14

14

12A

12A

CT-34

Derby

New Haven

15

15

12B

12B

Pershing Dr

Ansonia

16

-

13A

-

Seymour Ave

17

17

13B

13

Division St

18

-

14

-

CT-334

Wakelee Ave

19

19

15

15

Derby Ave

21

20

17

17

CT-67

Seymour

22

22

18

18

CT-42

Beacon Falls

Oxford

23

24

21

21

Cross St

25

25

24

24


CT-63

S Main St

26

26

25A

25A

Naugatuck

27

27

25B

25B

CT-68

Union City

Prospect

28

28

26

26

S Main St

Waterbury

29

29

27

27

South Leonard St

Washington Ave

30

30

29

29

I-84 East

Hartford

31

31

30A

30A

Downtown Waterbury

32

32

30B

30B

I-84 West

Danbury

33

33

30C

30C

W Main St

Downtown Waterbury

-

34

-

30D

CT-73

Oakville

Watertown

35

-

31

-

Huntingdon Ave

Colonial Ave

36

36

32

32

CT-262

Watertown

37

37

34

34

US-6 West, CT-254,

CT-109

Thomaston

Watertown

38

38

38

38

US-6 East, CT-222

Thomaston

Bristol

39

39

39

39

CT-222

N Main St

-

40

-

40

Northfield

Campville

41

41

44

44

CT-118

Litchfield

Harwinton

42

42

46

46

Harwinton Ave

43

43

49

49

CT-4, US-202

Downtown Torrington

44

44

50

50

Kennedy Dr

Winsted Rd

45

45

51

51

Pinewoods Rd

Burrville

46

46

55

55

 

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 along the section of Route 8 in Waterbury and Watertown include, but are not limited to, large overhead and side mounted Guide signs and smaller signs such as Exit Gore signs, Speed Limit signs, Merge signs, and Route Confirmation signs.  The types of signs that will be replaced in Bridgeport, Shelton, Derby and Naugatuck are large overhead Guide signs.

 

The existing signs and supports 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. 

 

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 the spring of 2022 with construction commencing in the winter of 2022.

 

Anyone interested in requesting information on this project may do so by contacting Barry Schilling, Project Manager, Barry.Schilling@ct.gov .  Please make reference to Project Number 0015-0381.

 

For more information relating to Exit Renumbering please visit, https://portal.ct.gov/DOT/Traffic-Engineering/Highway-Signing-Policy-and-Programs

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