Project 154-125 Webpage

 

Welcome to the web page for Project Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00230 Carrying Willard Ave over I-95 in Westbrook, in the Town of Westbrook.The public comment period is open through Thursday, September 17, 2020. If you would like to leave a comment or ask a question, you may send us an email or leave a voicemail.

Project Email: DOTProject0154-0125@ct.gov

Phone: (860) 944-1111 (Please be sure to reference the project in your voicemail.)

In addition, MS Teams Live Event offers a chat function that will be available during the Live Question and Answer session that immediately follows the formal presentation to be held on Thursday, September 3 at 5:30 p.m. The chat function is not available through certain devices and browsers (see below).

 

SEE BELOW for information and guidance on how to access the Virtual Public Info Meeting to be held September 3rd at 5:30.

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Virtual Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00230 Carrying Willard Ave over I-95 in Westbrook on Thursday, September 3 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be live streamed via Microsoft Teams Live Event and YouTube Live. A Question and Answer session will immediately follow the presentation. The presentation will be recorded. Instructions on how to access the meeting and on how to provide comments or ask questions can be found at the project webpage:

https://portal.ct.gov/DOTWestbrook0154-0125    

The live stream of the formal presentation will begin 5:30 p.m.

The project is identified as State Project No. 0154-0125.

The purpose of the project is to address the poor condition of the existing deck. According to the most recent inspection report dated September 23, 2019, the concrete deck was rated to be in poor condition (rating 4) and exhibits extensive spalling due to shallow reinforcement on the deck underside. The overall underside of deck deterioration is 9.9% with a maximum of 22.3% in span 3. Additional structural repairs and beam painting will be needed to rehabilitate the existing rolled steel girders that are currently rated to be in fair condition (rating 5). The girders exhibit areas of moderate rust along the girder bottom flanges and diaphragms as well as the area between the girder top flange and end diaphragms. Due to the extensive damage to the deck, Project No. 0154-0125 has been scoped as a deck replacement with full beam painting. Under the proposed project, there will be a 10 week road closure and associated detour in the summer of 2022 to facilitate the replacement of the deck of Bridge No. 00230. Link slabs will be constructed in order to remove the joints over the existing piers to limit future maintenance.

Right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed project are not anticipated.

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2022 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 $5 million.  This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent Federal Funds and 20 percent State funds.

The public informational meeting is being held to provide the public and local community the opportunity to offer comments or ask questions regarding the proposed project. Persons with limited internet access may request that project information is mailed to them by contacting Andrew Cardinali by email at Andrew.cardinali@ct.gov or by phone at 860-594-3315. (Allow one week for processing and delivery.)

Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (800) 988-0431 and entering the Participant Code when prompted: 6209980. Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).  The MS Teams Live Event offers closed-captioning for the hearing impaired and non-English translation options. A recording of the formal presentation will be posted to YouTube following the event and closed-captioning (including non-English translation options) will be available at that time. The recording will also be available in the list of DOT virtual public meetings here: https://portal.ct.gov/dot/general/CTDOT-VPIM-Library

Visit the project webpage for options for Apple users. During the Q&A session and the 14 day comment period that follows the meeting, individuals may leave a question or comment via email (preferred) at DOTProject0154-0125@ct.gov. Individuals may also leave a voicemail question or comment by calling (860) 944-1111. Please reference the project in your voicemail.

Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Language Assistance Call Line (860) 594-2109.  Requests should be made at least 5 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.

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Information for the Public:  MS-4 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

Below is information on how to access the live event on Thursday, September 3 at 5:30 p.m. Please be aware of the following:

  • While we expect to present you with a seamless presentation, disruption in the video or audio feed could occur due to many possible variables. Please understand as we work to resolve any issues as quickly as possible.

     

  • Users with limited internet access will be able to call to listen into the presentation. However, it will not be possible to call in and watch the presentation simultaneously because the live feed is delayed.

     

  • The meeting is formatted as follows:
    • Brief introductions
    • Formal presentation of the project by the lead design team
    • Following the formal presentation, there will be a live Question and Answer (Q&A) session during which time the public is invited to ask questions or provide comments. A moderator will be reviewing the email, chat, and voicemail and will relay questions or comments with the live audience and the project team. The project team will answer those shared questions live during the Q&A. Two-way chat/email/call-in during the live broadcast will not be available.
    • The meeting will conclude after the Q&A session

       

  • The live event is being recorded and the recording of the formal presentation will be posted to this webpage and to YouTube for access during the comment period.

     

  • A written Report of Meeting (ROM) will be posted to this webpage following the event that captures the Q&A session, including responses to the questions by the design team.

 

How to Access the MS Teams Live Event

Enter the live event by clicking the link below at the time of the scheduled meeting.

MS Teams Live Event [link]

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How to Access the YouTube project channel

Enter the live event by clicking the link below at the time of the scheduled meeting.

YouTube project channel [link]

 

Note: Closed-captioning options will not be available during the YouTube Live event. The event is being recorded and the formal presentation portion of the event will be made available after the live event. Closed-captioning options will be available for viewing the recorded event.

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Post Meeting Survey

After the meeting, we hope you’ll take a few extra minutes to fill out our survey. Thank you!

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