CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
|FOR RELEASE: March 6, 2008||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Valley Council of Governments, with assistance from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, will hold a design public hearing for State Project No. 36-179, the proposed Interchange 18 Improvements on Route 8 in the cities of
The public hearing will be concerned with the Valley Council of Government's recommended plan for the new northbound on-ramp from Division Street (Interchange 18), including modifications to Westfield Avenue. This project will add turning lanes and modify the signalization at the intersection of
It is expected that the rights-of-way and construction phases of this project will be funded under a Federal and State cooperative effort to improve traffic circulation and roadway safety in urban areas.
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Highway Administration's environmental regulations, 23CFR, Part 771.115, this project has been found to have no significant social, economic or environmental impacts and, as such, has been classified by the Connecticut Department of Transportation as a Categorical Exclusion.
Tentative schedules for the right-of-way acquisition and the construction of this project will be discussed at the public hearing.
Plans showing the recommended proposal are available for public inspection at the following locations:
City Clerk's and Reg. of Vital Statistic’s Office
Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.
City Clerk’s and Reg. of Vital Statistic’s Office
Monday - Friday, 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Valley Council of Governments
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Attn: Richard T. Dunne
Connecticut Department of Transportation
C.E. Design - State Roads
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Attn: Richard B. Armstrong
Written statements and exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the public hearing may be submitted either at the public hearing or may be mailed or delivered to the attention of Mr. Richard T. Dunne, Executive Director, Valley Council of Governments,
Deaf and hearing impaired persons wishing to attend this public hearing and requiring an interpreter must make arrangements by contacting the Department of Transportation's Office of Communications (Voice only) at (860) 594-3062 at least five working days prior to the public hearing.
Valley Council of Governments and Connecticut Department of Transportation personnel will be available one half hour prior to the public hearing to answer questions anyone may have regarding the project plans being presented.