Project 0130-0192 Webpage

Welcome to the webpage for Project 0130-0192, Replacement of Bridge No. 05029, Poverty Road over Pomperaug River in the Town of Southbury.

Public informational meetings for the project will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 4:30 p.m. at Sarah Cooke Hall, Heritage Village Center, 11 Heritage Way, Southbury, Connecticut and 7 p.m. at Southbury Town Hall, Room 205, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, Connecticut.

The purpose of these meetings 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.  Q&A sessions will immediately follow the presentations.

The purpose of the project is to replace the Poverty Road Bridge over Pomperaug River with a longer, wider single-span bridge.  The project is necessary because the existing circa-1967 structure is functionally obsolete.  Its narrow width restricts vehicular traffic crossing the bridge to a stop sign-controlled alternating one-way operation.  The proposed replacement bridge will provide for two vehicular traffic lanes (one lane each direction) and a wider sidewalk, thereby eliminating the alternating one-way traffic restriction and improving safety for both motorists and pedestrians.

There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements.  Temporary construction easements for channel access, excavation, grading, and reconstruction of private driveways adjacent to the bridge are envisioned.  Minor partial takes are also anticipated.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 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 $6,605,000.  This project is anticipated to be undertaken with a minimum 80% federal funds and up to 20% state matching funds.

The Report of Meeting (Town Hall, Town of Southbury) can be viewed here.

The Report of Meeting (Heritage Village, Sarah Cooke Hall, 10 Heritage Way, Southbury, CT) can be viewed here.

The proposed project plans can be viewed here.

The Public Meeting Notice can be viewed here.

The Meeting Presentation slides can be viewed here.

The meetings will be recorded, and the recordings will be available immediately following the meetings on CTDOT’s YouTube Virtual Public Information Meeting playlist:

Members of the public can submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meetings.  Please direct comments and questions by May 8, 2024 to:

Closed captioning and non-English translation options will be available on the recordings that will be made available on CTDOT’s YouTube Virtual Public Information Meeting playlist:

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 meetings.  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 meetings, we hope you’ll take a few extra minutes to fill out our brief survey.

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