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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the I-95 Operational Lanes, Exits 14 to 15 and Route 1 (Connecticut Avenue) in the town of Norwalk, Connecticut. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 24, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room (Room 128) of the of the Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 

The project consists of a continuous auxiliary lane in each direction of I-95 between Interchanges 14 and 15.  The southbound auxiliary lane runs from the Route 7 entrance ramp to the Route 1 exit and is approximately 2,300 feet in length.  The northbound auxiliary lane extends from the Scribner Avenue entrance to the Route 7 exit, an approximate length of 2,100 feet.  A two-lane exit ramp is being provided from I-95 southbound exit onto Route 1.  This ramp will be developed into a three-lane section to provide dual-left and single-right turn lanes. A number of additional infrastructure improvements are being incorporated in the project to accommodate the auxiliary lanes, improve operations at specific locations and address drainage needs.  Three overpass bridges will be replaced to span the additional lanes on I-95 and increase vertical clearances.  The drainage collection system will be upgraded to provide for roadway changes and to increase the system capacity, which is currently inadequate and the cause of chronic local flooding along Route 1.  Improvements to Route 1 include left-turn lanes at the entrance ramp to I-95 southbound, Taylor Avenue and Cedar Street.  Sidewalks, seven feet in width, will be provided along both sides of Route 1. Work is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2010 and be completed in the fall of 2012. 

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.  ConnDOT personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project.  ConnDOT previously presented this project at a Public Information Meeting on April 4, 2002.  The purpose of the project and scope of work have changed since the previous Public Information Meeting.  The upcoming Public Information Meeting will outline the current proposal, including temporary traffic detours.

Plans are available for public review at Norwalk City Hall in the Public Work’s office (Room 225).  More detailed information is available at ConnDOT's Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.  Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact Kevin M. Mahoney at (860) 594-3197 to make an appointment.

All persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting to discuss the project with ConnDOT personnel.