The NVCOG, in collaboration with the City of Bristol, conducted a study of potential downtown routing options to provide a safe, continuous connection between Rockwell Park in the west to Downtown, continuing east to Route 229. Additional funding was sought to route a connection from Route 229 to a meeting point with the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Plainville.
This study aimed to build off of the recently completed Route 229 Corridor Study which recommends adding a shared-use side path between Interstate 84 in the south to Route 6 in the North. These two routes combined will provide a north-south and east-west connection through Bristol, ensuring a safe and accessible way for non-motorized users to travel.
The final report is now available.
A public meeting was held on Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library Meeting Room 2. The primary purpose of this public input session was to gather feedback and answer any questions that the public had about the study and the proposed trail alignment under consideration. Additionally, the project team discussed the study process and provided the community with ways to receive future updates on the study status.
A second public meeting was held on Wednesday, May 24 at 6. p.m at Bristol Public Library Meeting Room 2. The purpose of this meeting was to share the study’s preliminary findings. All public meetings have been recorded and posted to the NVCOG YouTube Page.