State plans meeting on $6M safety project for Route 202

October 11, 2018

BROOKFIELD - The state Department of Transportation will conduct a public information meeting on proposed safety improvements along Route 202 (Federal Road) in Brookfield at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at Brookfield Town Hall

The project is designed to improve safety on the lower portion of Federal Road.

A 2015 Western Connecticut Council of Governments study found there were 442 crashes between 2010 and 2012 on the 1.6 mile lower Federal Road corridor from White Turkey Road to Route 133. The WestCOG study found about 30,000 cars drive on portions of lower Federal Road each day.

There are no sidewalks and only one crosswalk in the lower Federal Road corridor, according to the WestCOG study.

The project limits are from the driveway of BJ’s/Kohl’s to the intersection of Route 202 (Federal Road) and Route 133 (Junction Road).

The project consists of four intersection safety improvements:

The construction of a southbound dedicated left-turn lane into Chick-Fil-A and Shop Rite plaza.

The installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Beverly Drive and Hardscrabble Road.

The installation of a traffic signal at the southern intersection of Route 202 and Old New Milford Road.

The removal of one of the two traffic signals at the northern intersection of Route 202 and Old New Milford Road.

The project also proposes the widening of the roadway along the corridor to provide 4-foot shoulders to improve safety for bicyclists. In addition, the project will include the construction of 5-foot sidewalks to accommodate pedestrian traffic along the corridor.

Some right-of-way acquisitions are required with project.

The present schedule indicates that the design will be completed in January 2021, with construction anticipated to begin in summer 2021.

The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $6 million, anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent federal funds and 20 percent state funds.

Plans of the proposed project will be on display for public review. Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project. More detailed information can be obtained through the Department of Transportation’s Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. excluding holidays. Any concerns or discussion of this project can be addressed to Mr. Matthew Vail at (860) 594-3274 or by email at Matthew.Vail@ct.gov. Plans are also available for review at the Brookfield Town Hall, Land Use Office.

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