CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
|FOR RELEASE: October 15, 2008||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 01649, which carries State Road (SR) 668 (
The bridge is situated between the SR 668 intersections of
The proposed project consists of replacing the reinforced concrete deck with a slightly wider section that achieves composite action with the flooring steel; placing waterproofing membrane and bituminous concrete overlay on the new deck; installing new joint treatments at the ends of the new slab; repairing deteriorated superstructure steel; installing a new deck curb-mounted box beam bridge rail system; abrasive blast cleaning and field painting the superstructure steel, including the bearings; constructing lateral restraint mechanisms at the bearing locations; and patching the substructure concrete above the floodplain elevation. Incidental approach roadway work consisting of pavement reconstruction and resurfacing with safety enhancements and drainage improvements will also be performed.
Work is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2009 and be completed in the fall of 2010. The rehabilitation of this bridge is to be undertaken as part of the state “Fix-it-First” program, which is funded through Special Tax Obligation bonds. The estimated construction cost for this project is in the $4,000,000 range. There will be no rights-of-way involvement associated with this project.
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 initially presented this project proposal at a September 19, 2007 Public Information Meeting. The purpose of the project and scope of rehabilitation work have not changed since the initial Public Information Meeting. However, the proposed construction methodology, which originally involved performing construction in two stages while maintaining a temporary signal-controlled, alternating one-way traffic operation during each stage, has been revised. It is now proposed to close the bridge during construction and to detour traffic over Route 169 in
Plans will be available for public review. ConnDOT personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project. More detailed information is available at ConnDOT's Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike,
All persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting to discuss the project with ConnDOT personnel.