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Public Invited to Informational Meeting Regarding Replacement of Bridge Carrying Route 200 over I-395 in Thompson

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a virtual public information meeting concerning the replacement of Bridge No. 03474 carrying Route 200 over I-395 in Thompson on Monday, July 1, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

The virtual public information meeting is being held to provide the public and local community the opportunity to offer comments or ask questions regarding the proposed project. The meeting will take place on Zoom, and registration is required. A question and answer (Q&A) session will immediately follow the presentation, which will be recorded. For instructions on accessing the meeting and ways to provide comments and ask questions, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOTThompson141-158.

“Originally constructed in 1967, the bridge carrying Route 200 over I-395 has reached its useful design life. This project will replace the existing bridge with a new structure, improving safety for motorists,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Project Manager Francisco Fadul. “We encourage the public to attend this meeting to share their feedback with the CTDOT project team to incorporate into the design.”

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

Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 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 $13.5 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80% federal funds and 20% state funds.

Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (877) 853-5257 and enter Meeting ID 853 4546 4567. Individuals with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). Individuals with limited internet access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting Isuf Vlashi, Project Engineer, at (860) 594-3389 or Isuf.Vlashi@ct.gov

Language assistance may be requested by contacting the CTDOT 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. 

This meeting will also be livestreamed on the CTDOT YouTube channel; no registration is required. Non-English language closed captioning will be available on Zoom and YouTube. The recording will also be posted immediately following the meeting in the list of CTDOT virtual public meetings at portal.ct.gov/ctdotVPIMarchive.

Members of the public can submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meeting. Please submit comments and questions by July 15, 2024, to DOTProject0141-0158@ct.gov, (860) 594-2020, or Francisco T. Fadul, Project Manager at (860) 594-2078 or Francisco.Fadul@ct.gov. Please reference State Project No. 0141-0158 in the email or voicemail.


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