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DOT Having Informational Meeting On Route 37 Improvements In Danbury

The improvements will widen the Route 37 shoulder to allow traffic to pass by drivers turning left onto Barnum Road.
The improvements will widen the Route 37 shoulder to allow traffic to pass by drivers turning left onto Barnum Road. Photo Credit: www.google.com
The improvements will realign Stacey Road to form a "T" intersection with Route 37.
The improvements will realign Stacey Road to form a "T" intersection with Route 37. Photo Credit: www.google.com

DANBURY, Conn. -- The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct a public information meeting concerning Route 37 intersection improvements at Stacey Road and Barnum Road at 6 p.m. Monday in Danbury City Hall, Room 3C.

Originally conceived and funded as separate projects, the proximity of these improvements to one another supported the need to develop their design and schedule their construction at the same time, according to a press release. Combined construction costs for these projects total approximately $5 million. Construction for these projects is anticipated to be undertaken with both federal and state money, according to a press release.

The existing Stacey Road Intersection is a “Y” type, controlled by two stop signs at both Stacey Road as it approaches Route 37. The proposed improvements involve realigning Stacey Road to form a signalized “T” type intersection with Route 37. Stacey Road will have a two-lane approach to Route 37. Route 37 will be realigned to have a gentle curve through the intersection and an exclusive southbound left-turn lane. The estimated total cost of this project is approximately $4 million.

The existing Barnum Road Intersection consists of a “T” type intersection with stop sign control at the Barnum Road approach to Route 37. The proposed improvements involve widening the Route 37 northbound shoulder to allow traffic the opportunity to pass vehicles waiting to make a left turn onto Barnum Road. The improvements also involve widening the Barnum Road southbound shoulder at its Route 37 intersection to allow traffic the opportunity to pass vehicles waiting to make a left turn onto Route 37. The estimated total cost of this project is approximately $1 million.

Construction for both projects is anticipated to begin in spring 2017 and anticipated to last 20 months. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during this period, as Route 37 will be temporarily widened to accommodate this activity.

The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Spanish-language assistance will be provided. Additional language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Office of Communications at (860) 594-3062 at least five working days prior to the meetings.

Anyone wishing to discuss the project may contact Richard B. Armstrong at (860) 594-3191 or by e-mail at Richard.Armstrong@ct.gov.

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