Waterbury West Main Street Corridor Study

Project Overview:

The NVCOG, in conjunction with the City of Waterbury, and the CTDOT, is studying the corridor of West Main Street from the Green through the underpass of Route 8. The intent is to provide recommendations to improve safety, traffic flow, and to better accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit.

Your opinion is important! Check this project website for updates and send us comments or questions by email.

Project Announcements:

The process for selecting a consulting engineering team for this project is currently underway.

Staff Contact:

Lesley Barewin
Senior Planner – Special Projects
lbarewin@nvcogct.gov

Bristol Route 229 Corridor Study

Project Overview:

The NVCOG, in conjunction with the City of Bristol, the Town of Southington, and the CTDOT, is studying the corridor of Route 229, encompassing King Street, Middle Street, and West Street, to provide recommendations to improve safety, traffic flow, and the accommodation of pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit.

Your opinion is important! Check this project website for updates and send us comments or questions by email.

Project Announcements:

The process for selecting a consulting engineering team for this project is currently underway.

TIP Project Summary

Staff Contact:

Christian Meyer
Supervising Transportation Planner
cmeyer@nvcogct.gov

Oxford Route 67 Alternative Transportation Study

*NEW* Review the DRAFT Existing Conditions Technical Memorandum

The Oxford Route 67 Alternative Transportation Study is underway to investigate the potential for bicycle, pedestrian and transit improvements along Route 67 in Oxford.  The study is being funded by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) with federal transportation planning funds and is being conducted by TranSystems, a planning and engineering consultant with offices in Meriden, CT.  It is being overseen by the Oxford Main Street Committee that was formed in 2017.

Route 67
Existing Conditions along Route 67. Note the lack of pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.

Unlike many of its neighbors, Oxford does not have a typical walkable New England downtown or Main Street.  Instead, municipal services and commercial areas are dispersed along with residences along State Route 67. Although Route 67 is fundamentally Oxford’s “Main Street,” it currently has no sidewalks or any safe bicycle or pedestrian access, and traffic speeds are excessive with no visual cues to alert motorists that they are driving through an area where they may encounter walkers or bicyclists.  In addition, no public transit is operated along Route 67 that could provide residents an alternative transportation option.  Transit options by train on Metro North and by bus on CT Transit are available only one mile from the Oxford town line, but there is currently no way for Oxford residents to safely access these services without a personal motor vehicle.

In Oxford’s 2018 Plan of Conservation and Development, the town prioritized creating more of a downtown feel along Route 67, and the Oxford Main Street Committee has been investigating streetscape improvements, sidewalks and trails within the corridor to improve non-motorized access.    The study will build on the committee’s prior work to develop a cohesive plan for the entire corridor to better enable the Town to plan, prioritize, and fund future improvements.

This webpage will be continually updated with study materials, meeting dates, and opportunities for input – please stay tuned!

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*NEW* Public Survey

Do you live or work in Oxford or surrounding communities?  Do you travel on Route 67?  We want to hear from you! Please take this short survey:

Upcoming Meetings

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Explore the Project Area

The interactive Project Webmap allows users to explore the project corridor in greater detail by turning on and off various data layers that are informing the study:

 

Public Comments

Have a comment for the Project Team?  We want to hear from you!

 

Staff Contact:

Aaron Budris
Senior Regional Planner
abudris@nvcogct.gov

Route 34 Main Street Derby Reconstruction

Status of Project:Cars driving on Route 34 in Derby

The Design of the project is approaching completion and plans are expected to be completed by April of 2020 with construction scheduled to start in the late summer or early fall of 2020.

Introduction: Route 34 exists as a primary artery through much of the lower valley and operates as a key connection between the downtowns of Shelton and Derby. Route 34 further exists as the ‘Main Street’ for Derby. This has been a major design consideration with regard to the rehabilitation of the roadway. The reconstruction project of Route 34 from Bridge Street to the Route 8 interchange was initiated to combat congestion along this stretch of road.  Secondary to this is the understanding that as the City’s ‘Main Street’ the design team needs to remain cognizant of the needs to facilitate and encourage a roadway that creates a vibrant, walkable and visually pleasing mixed-use place.

Designer: Luchs Consulting Engineers, LLC/DeCarlo& Doll Inc. The project is being managed by NVCOG under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Summary of Project: Main Street in Derby will be reconstructed between Bridge Street and Route 8. The project includes widening to create two through lanes in each direction separated by a center median, with dedicated turning lanes at intersections, improvements to traffic signals including the interconnect of the signals to improve traffic flow, improvements to parking including on-street parallel parking on both the north and south sides of Main Street and a separate parking lot on the south side of Main Street across from the Derby Senior Center with roughly 30 to 35 parking spaces,  an upgraded storm drainage system, new sidewalks with bump-outs at intersections, lighting and other streetscape features such as trees, granite curbing and brick paver areas. Improvements will be made to Elizabeth Street, Minerva Street, Water Street, and Factory Street. Elizabeth, Minerva and Thirds Streets will be converted to one-way circulation. Traffic will travel north on Minerva and south on Elizabeth. Angled on-street parking will be implemented on Minerva Street. Parallel on-street parking will be maintained on Elizabeth. Parallel on-street parking will be implemented on Third Street. Pedestrians will have refuge islands mid-way as they cross Main St. Sanitary sewer improvements will also be incorporated into the project.

The Semi-Final Design Plans have been submitted for review and final plans are expected to be completed by April 2020. 

This plan from 2016  depicts the cycle track along the south side of Main Street, since the time this drawing was created changes were made based on input from the public which removes the cycle track and creates on-street parking along the south side of Main Street.

Aerial Visualization includes the cycle track which has now been removed from the project resulting from public input. Parking along the south side of Main Street will be added.

Route 34 Preliminary Design Rendering

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