Waterbury, Conn. — The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG), along with the City of Bristol and the Town of Southington, announces a draft of the CT Route 229 Corridor Study Final Report. This comprehensive review observes aspects of the corridor in its current state, considers alternatives for improvement in key locations, and provides recommendations.
The final report can be found on the NVCOG website via this link: https://nvcogct.gov/project/current-projects/transportation-planning-studies/bristol-route-229-corridor-study/. The study identified issues with delays at intersections, a lack of amenities for cyclists, gaps in the sidewalk network, difficulties accessing driveways and unsignalized streets. Based on these issues, the study recommends the following improvements:
- Along the entire length of the route, install a multi-use trail to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists.
- Fill sidewalk gaps opposite the multi-use trail to provide pedestrian access on both sides.
- Add an additional Southbound through lane from ESPN Drive to Executive Boulevard N. in Southington, ensuring two through lanes in either direction between I-84 and Route 72.
- Realign several intersections to improve operations and safety.
The 30-day public comment period for this study is now open until June 30. Written comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to Richard Donovan at 203-489-0361.
Translation services for the final document are available upon request.