Project 0103-0274 Webpage

Welcome to the webpage for Project 0103-0274, Safety Improvements on Route 82, in the City of Norwich.

A public informational meeting for the project will be held at the Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School, 25 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT 06360 on Thursday, January 18. An open forum for individual discussions with DOT officials will begin at 6:00 p.m.. The formal presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the community an opportunity to learn about the proposed project and allow an open discussion of any views and comments concerning the proposed improvements. A Q&A session will immediately follow the presentation.

The purpose of the project is to improve safety along the Route 82 corridor between New London Turnpike and Fairmount Street in Norwich in two phases: Project No. 0103-0274 (Phase 1) and Project No. 0103-0275 (Phase 2). The corridor currently experiences a high number of turning and rear-end crashes due to high speeds, lack of turn lanes, and numerous driveway openings. This Public Informational Meeting will be addressing Phase 1 only, located between Banas Court and Fairmount Street.

There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements. Phase 1 will require five total property acquisitions on Route 82. Approximately 52 additional properties will be impacted by either a partial acquisition, a slope easement, and/or temporary construction easements.

Construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2025 with an advanced utility breakout project, followed by proposed roadway work in spring 2026 based on the availability of funding, acquisition of rights of way, and approval of permit(s). The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $30 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80% federal funds and 20% state funds.

The proposed project plans and materials can be viewed here:

This meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube:

Members of the public can submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meeting. Please direct comments and questions by February 1, 2024 to:

Closed captioning will be available. Non-English translation options will be available on YouTube. The recording will also be available on CTDOT’s YouTube Virtual Public Information Meeting playlist:

Persons with limited internet access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting Salvatore Aresco (, 860-594-3239).

Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

Language assistance may be requested by contacting the CTDOT’s Language Assistance Call Line (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least five business days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.

Additional Information for Public

Voluntary Feedback Survey
After the meeting, we hope you’ll take a few extra minutes to fill out our brief survey.

DOT Office of Contract Compliance – TITLE VI Program

MS-4 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

A public informational meeting for the project was held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in Norwich.

The proposed project plans and materials can be viewed here: