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DIVIDEND ROAD MILL AND PAVE - FALL 2019
The town has contracted General Paving to mill and pave Dividend Road begining on or about September 16, 2019.
Dividend road paving has been postponed to Spring 2020.
SILAS DEANE HIGHWAY PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS - MAY, 2019
Click here to view the presentation that was given at the June 17, 2019 Public Information Meeting.
The Silas Deane Highway Pedestrian Improvements Project entails sidewalk and streetscape improvements for pedestrians along the Silas Deane Highway (Route 99), between Parsonage Road and the intersection of Glastonbury Avenue and Elm Street (Route 160), in the town of Rocky Hill. The purpose is to create a pedestrian oriented and visually enhanced gateway to the Town's municipal center. This project represents the realization of the third phase of the Town's overall masterplan for the Silas Deane Highway corridor. The first phase was constructed in 2012, while construction completion of Phase 2 is anticipated to be in Spring 2019.
Land use along the project corridor is primarily commercial with numerous driveway cuts and parking lots for local businesses. The existing sidewalk, approximately four feet (4') wide, is generally parallel to the Silas Deane Highway and is located within the State's right-of-way, as much as twenty feet (20') away from the edge of roadway. Heavily laden overhead utility poles line the Silas Deane Highway, with poles generally located between the existing sidewalk and the edge of roadway.
Proposed improvements include removing the existing sidewalk and replacing it with a six-foot (6') wide decorative concrete sidewalk that includes a banding of clay brick pavers along both sides of the sidewalk. The new sidewalk will follow a meandering alignment for approximately three thousand feet (3,000') along each side of the roadway and will be kept within the State's right-of-way. Various driveway entrances will be reconstructed to accommodate the new sidewalk and maintain adequate entrance/exit grades for businesses. Landscaping and new decorative pedestrian-level lighting will also be installed throughout the project corridor. The proposed landscaping includes native varieties as well as species tolerant to salt exposure and dry soil conditions, and plantings appropriate for use within an overhead utility corridor. The decorative pedestrian-level lights will be of the same type and material installed in previous phases of construction and will include amenities for flag holders and banner arms. Decorative bituminous concrete crosswalks are proposed at the three private roadways within the project limits. The new crosswalks will be of a type and material that is consistent with what was installed in previous phases of construction. Two new bus passenger shelters with benches are proposed to be installed at current bus stop locations.
There are no anticipated impacts to private properties and no anticipated traffic impacts since the work is occurring beyond the curb line of the Silas Deane Highway. Business access will be maintained during the reconstruction of driveway entrances.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2020. The construction of the pedestrian and streetscape improvements will be undertaken with Federal and Municipal funds. The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $2.7 Million.
As with any construction project, there will be some temporary inconvenience. We thank you for your cooperation.
Should you have any questions or comments, please contact: Stephen Sopelak, Town Engineer 860-258-7672 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of Rocky Hill
761 Old Main St.
Rocky Hill, CT
Jim Sollmi, Director of Community Development
Joe Lentini, Field Operations and Highway Superintendent
Steve Sopelak, Town Engineer