For Immediate Release: October 30, 2020
Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
STATE PROJECT NO. 124-165
ROUTE 67(BANK STREET) SPOT IMPROVEMENTS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020
The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) will hold a virtual public information meeting to present preliminary design plans on Spot Improvements to Route 67 (Bank Street), in The Town of Seymour. The public meeting will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020. The meeting will be held online via Zoom beginning at 6 pm. The intent of the meeting is to provide residents and other interested persons an opportunity to learn about the design and proposed improvements and understand the project timeline. A presentation will be made, after which there will be a question and answer period. The following is the information to join the meeting. Live links to the meeting will be available on the NVCOG website at NVCOGCT.gov; scroll down the home page to Upcoming Events.
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Individuals with limited internet access can join the meeting via phone by calling:
Meeting ID: 875 5234 5683
It is NVCOG’s and the State’s policy to keep persons informed about and involved with ongoing road improvement projects. It is important that the community share its concerns to assist in the project’s development.
The intent of the project is to improve traffic, pedestrian flow, and safety along the section of Route 67 (Bank Street) between River Street/Franklin Street and Klarides Village and is a continuation of planning effort completed in 2017. The firm of Milone and MacBroom is designing the improvements under contract to the NVCOG. Construction will be advertised and administrated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). The project will include:
Route 67 and River Street/Franklin Street Intersection
Improve pedestrian crossings
Widen northbound River Street approach to extend the left-turn lane onto Route 67
Make sidewalk connection from River Street to the south side of Route 67
Route 67 between River Street/Franklin Street Intersection and Old Drive East
Widen Route 67 to provide adequate storage on northbound and southbound dedicated turn lanes and 5-foot shoulders
Widen north side of Route 67 to extend the two westbound departure lanes past Martha Street to the Walgreens Intersection.
Reconstruct stone masonry retaining wall at 100 Bank Street.
Construct a new retaining wall between Martha Street and Walgreen’s driveway.
Install new traffic signal equipment.
Install new sidewalks, pedestrian accommodations, and lighting.
Route 67 at Walgreens Driveway
Widen Route 67 to provide a westbound dedicated right and extended right turn lane in addition to the single through lane.
Upgrade traffic signal to accommodate geometric changes at the intersection.
Implement revised signal timings.
Route 67 at Old Drive West
Upgrade the existing traffic signal with new pedestrian equipment.
Revised phasing to include an exclusive pedestrian phase.
Route 67 at Klarides Village Unsignalized
Add westbound left turn lane into the driveway.
Modify driveway to prohibit left turns onto Route 67.
Route 67 at Beecher Street and Church Street
Reconfigure the intersection to better direct and channelize the turning movements.
Route 313 (River Street)
Widen River Street to provide additional storage and queuing lengths for the northbound travel lanes.
Widen bridge over Little River to provide a new sidewalk along the western side of River Street connecting to the existing Route 67 sidewalks.
Additional Traffic Signal Timing Improvements
Timing improvements throughout the corridor.
Improve Pedestrian Connection to Downtown
Improve lighting and hardscape under Route 8.
Based on the preliminary design, the construction cost will be approximately $6,100,000. The Federal Highway Administration will provide 80% of the construction cost with the State providing 20%.
The public informational meeting is being held to afford an opportunity for public participation and allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this proposed project.
Persons with limited internet access may request project information be mailed to them by calling (203) 489-0369 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Allow one week for processing and delivery.)
Language assistance may be requested by contacting the CTDOT’s Language Assistance Call Line at (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least 5 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.
Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). The live streams generally offer closed captioning for the hearing impaired and non-English translation options.
There will be a 14–day comment period following the meeting. Individuals may leave a question or comment via email/phone at email@example.com and (203) 489-0374.