Welcome to the webpage for Project 0103-0277


Welcome to the webpage for Project 0103-0277, Replacement of Bridge No.00279 Carrying Lawler Lane over I-395 in Norwich.

A virtual public informational meeting for the project will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Public Meeting Notice can be found here.
  • Project Display Materials can be found here.

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.

Constructed in 1958, reconstructed in 1983, and preserved in 2017, the existing structure exhibits a large area of concrete deterioration based on the inspection of The Department’s Bridge Safety and Evaluation Unit. Due to the extent of deterioration of Bridge No.00279, the initial project scope has been modified from a rehabilitation to a full replacement of the bridge considering the future cost savings.

Right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed project will be minimal and limited to slope easement.

Construction is anticipated to begin Fall of 2024 based on the availability of funding, project schedule, and acquisition of rights of way.  The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $7.5 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80% federal funds and 20% state funds for the design phase, and 100% state funds for the construction phase.

The proposed project plans can be viewed here: 

Please register for the virtual public information meeting at Zoom Registration Link. Registration is required to participate. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the meeting.

This meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube: portal.ct.gov/ctdotvpimarchive.

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 December 27th to:

Closed captioning will be available. Non-English translation options will be available on Zoom and YouTube. The recording will also be available on CTDOT’s YouTube Virtual Public Information Meeting playlist: portal.ct.gov/ctdotvpimarchive.

Persons with limited internet access, use the call-in number 877-853-5257 and enter Meeting ID 848 6704 5639. Persons with limited internet access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting Jonathan Kempf (Jonathan.Kempf@ct.gov; (860) 594-3308).

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.

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