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State Project No. 76-205

Intersection Improvements

Routes 6 and 44 (Middle Turnpike and Center Street) at Middle Turnpike and New State Road

Town of Manchester

Scope of Work

Scope of  Work

The project consists of improvements to two intersections on Middle Turnpike: at Center Street and Cheney Technical High School and at New State Road and East Catholic High School.


The Department has been coordinating the design of this project with officials from the Town of Manchester, Cheney Technical High School , East Catholic High School, and the State Departments of Education, Public Works, Environmental Protection, and Health. The preliminary design phase has been completed and the design was presented at a public informational meeting on February 13, 2008. The next phase of the design will include the acquisition of additional right of way as needed, obtaining environmental permits, design of construction “staging” plans, and coordination with utility companies. The project is currently scheduled for advertising in August, 2009 with construction commencing in 2010 and an expected completion date in the fall of 2011. These dates are dependent on several factors including timely acquisition of permits and right of way and availability of funding.

Update (August 2009): The design of the project has been completed. However, due to funding limitations, the advertising of the project for construction bids has been delayed. When funding becomes available, the project will be advertised and the construction schedule will be revised accordingly. Town officials will be kept informed of the schedule changes.

Update (November 2009): The State Bond Commission recently approved the use of State Bonds to fund the majority of this project. Therefore, the project is currently scheduled to be advertised for bids in December 2009, with construction again scheduled to begin in the spring of 2010.

Update (February 2010): Project funding was made available from a combination of federal and state sources and the project was advertised for bids on December 16, 2009. Bids were opened on January 27, 2010.

At this time, the contract is tentatively scheduled to be awarded on March 12, 2010, and a notice to proceed with constructions activities could be issued as early as April 1, 2010.


Contact information

Scott A. Hill, P.E.
Manager of State Design
Phone: 860-594-3272

Meetings & Information

meetings and information

Public Information Meeting Handouts (pdf 426kb)

Public Information Meeting Presentation (pdf 10mb)

meetings and information

Proposed Improvements (pdf 26mb)

meetings and information

Link to Traffic Simulation and Proposed Improvements