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09/06/2023

CTDOT Initiating Projects to Improve Pedestrian Safety on 87 Municipal Roads

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has initiated projects to install Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) at 87 municipally selected locations on municipally-owned and maintained roads, which will enhance pedestrian safety. RRFBs are bright, flashing lights that are installed underneath the crossing sign and are activated through the crossing push button

These RRFB projects involve upgrading the existing crossing infrastructure to the latest standards. Items such as pedestals, accessible pedestrian signal (APS) push buttons, flashers, signage, and pavement markings will be upgraded. The projects also include constructing and reconstructing curb ramps, blended transitions, sidewalk extensions, landing areas, detectable warning surfaces, and realigning skewed crosswalk pavement markings to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The RRFBs will be solar powered unless the device cannot be placed due to overhead utility conflicts, the solar panels would be in a location that receives no direct sunlight, or the municipality requests the service to be hardwired.

“RRFBs help enhance pedestrians’ visibility at or in crosswalks and can lead to up to a 47 percent reduction in pedestrian crashes,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Project Manager Jonathan Corilla. “Installing this technology on municipal roads is part of our larger strategy to improve safety throughout the state.” 

It’s important to CTDOT to ensure the public’s feedback and thoughts are heard and included. If anyone has any questions or comments on these projects, contact Jonathan J. Corilla, Project Manager, at (860) 594-2755 or Jonathan.Corilla@ct.gov. Please reference the appropriate state project number.

See the list of projects and locations below.

State Project No. 0171-0468

The design plans for this project are expected to be completed in June 2024, with a tentative advertising date of August 2024.This project will consist of the following new locations in District 1 (Central Connecticut):

 

City/Town

Location Description

Bristol

131 North Main Street

225 North Main Street

284 North Main Street

435 Main Street

Cheshire

Mount Sanford Road, west of Harrison Road at Farmington Canal Trail

South Brooksvale Road, east of Sanford Road at Farmington Canal Trail

East Hartford

Pitkin Street at Mickey's Oceanic Grill

Hillside Street at Hockanum River Park Trail

Robert Street at Freightliner parking area

Roberts Street at Bottling Company parking area

Ellington

Middle Butcher Road east of Orchard Street

Middletown

Hunting Hill Avenue at Beman Middle School

Spruce Street at Keigwin Middle School

New Britain

Farmington Avenue at Pulaski School

Lincoln Street at Adams Street

Plainville

145 Northwest Drive at Louis Toffolon School - east drive

145 Northwest Drive at Louis Toffolon School - west drive

56 Whiting Street (Post Office)

Southington

Pleasant Street at DePaolo School

Mt. Vernon Road at Mt. Southington

Newell Street at Yarde Metals - North of West Queen Street

South Windsor

116 Ayers Road at South Windsor High School

161 Nevers Road at South Windsor High School

350 Foster Street at Middle School

West Hartford

King Philip Drive at Aiken School

Wethersfield

186 Nott Street

State Project No. 0172-0505

The design plans for this project are expected to be completed in June 2024, with a tentative advertising date of September 2024. The project will consist of the following new locations in District 2 (Eastern Connecticut):

City/Town

Location Description

Colchester

Old Hartford Road at Airline Trail

East Hampton

Smith Street at Airline Trail

Hebron

Old Colchester Road at Airline Trail

Marlborough

North Main Street at Ofshay Drive

Portland

Breezy Corners at Airline Trail

Putnam

Kennedy Drive at Riverview Landscape Supply

Stonington

Coogan Boulevard at Maritime Drive

Pequotsepos Road at Nature Center

 

State Project No. 0173-0516

The design plans for this project are expected to be completed in November 2023, with a tentative advertising date of January 2024. The project will consist of the following new locations in District 3 (Southwestern Connecticut):

City/Town

Location Description

Branford

185 East Main Street

Fairfield

Ash Creek Boulevard

200 Unquowa Road adjacent to Fairfield RR Station

King Highway East – New England Ave to RI Ave

Old Post Road at Town Hall Green Drive (south side)

Greenwich

Bruce Park Drive at Kinsman Lane

Museum Drive at Playground

East Elm Street at Julian Curtiss School

Hamden

Todd Street at Farmington Canal Trail

Davis Street at Lake Road Trail

Monroe

Cutlers Farm Road – 174 feet east of Pepper Street

Pepper Street – 655 feet north of Cutlers Farm Road

Pepper Street – 107 feet north of Cambridge Drive

Trumbull

710 Daniels Farm Road

Quality Street adjacent to the shopping center

Wallingford

Christian Street at Choate’s campus

South Elm Street YMCA

North Main Street at the Public Library

Westport

Imperial Avenue at Baker Avenue

Compo Road at Longshore Park

Wilton

School Road – North of Community Center

School Road between Kristin Lilly Way and Cider Mill School

21 River Road

 

State Project No. 0174-0447

The design plans for this project are expected to be completed in March 2024, with a tentative advertising date of May 2024.The project will consist of the following new locations in District 4 (Western Connecticut):

City/Town

Location Description

Ansonia

East Main Street at rear of City Hall

Father Salemi Drive at Holy Rosary Parish

Howard Ave at Boys and Girls Club

North Cliff Street at Assumption School

Danbury

Park Ave in front of school

Aunt Hack Road at Richter Park

Locust Ave – south of Crane Street

Memorial Drive at Lions Way

Kennedy Street (one-way) at Transit Hub

Elm Street (one-way) at Transit Hub

Farmington

Town Farm Road – 915 feet North of Route 4

Town Farm Road – 3,170 feet North of Route 4

Town Farm Road – 4,228 feet North of Route 4

Batterson Park Road at Camp Courant

Litchfield

Whites Wood Road – in the vicinity of Litchfield Community Hall

New Milford

77 Railroad Street

Elm Street at the Hospital

163 Paper Mill Road

Larson Road at New Milford High School

Hipp Road at Northview Elementary School

Plymouth

North Main Street at Eli Terry Middle School

North Main Street at Harry S. Fisher Elementary School

Shelton

Huntington Street at Commerce Drive

Huntington Street at Maple Lane

Huntington Street at Roaring Brook Lane

Simsbury

Latimer Lane at Greenway Trail

Thomaston

High Street at Thomas Ave

Clay Street at Thomas Ave

Watertown

Davis at Swift Junior High School



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