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5/12/2016 - Public Information Meeting Concerning I-84 Bridge on May 25, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the rehabilitation of Bridge Nos. 01155 and 01156, which carry 1-84 EB and WB over Routes 6, 67, and Stream, in Southbury. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., in the Southbury Town Hall, Room 205, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, Connecticut.

This project involves the rehabilitation of Bridge Nos. 01155 and 01156, which were originally constructed in 1963 and rehabilitated in 1991. The structures each consist of three simple spans composed of steel beams with a total length of 279.7 and 227.1 feet respectively.

At this time, this project is currently in the Preliminary Design phase. The proposed Scope of Work is for full and partial depth patching of the concrete decks; installation of a new spray applied waterproofing membrane, a 3 in. thick bituminous overlay; installation of new asphaltic plug deck joints at the abutments and piers; repairs to section losses on the steel superstructures; and concrete patching of the substructures.

Maintenance and protection of traffic over Bridge Nos. 01155 and 01156 may be accomplished by completing the construction during off-peak night time hours with temporary lane and shoulder closures on 1-84 and below on Routes 6 and 67. During construction, permanent shoulder and lane closures may be required on Routes 6 and 67 below 1-84 EB and WB to access Pier No.1. For construction operations, staging areas may be created within the median between 1-84 EB and WB, west of the bridges.

The width of the 1-84 right-of-way at the site is approximately 700-feet wide; therefore, no takings or easements are anticipated. There is a Commuter Park and Ride lot at the northwest corner between Bridge No. 01156 and the I-84 WB on-ramp.

Construction is anticipated to commence in spring 2018 and be completed in fall 2018, assuming availability of funding. The estimated construction cost is $3,500,000 and will use both State and Federal funds.

The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for the public's participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have prior to progressing the proposed projects into the Final Design stage.

Plans will be available for public review, and Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project. More detailed information is available at the Department's Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact Mr. Andrew J. Cardinali, Transportation Supervising Engineer, at (860) 594-3315.

All persons interested in this project are welcome to attend this meeting and discuss the project with Department personnel.