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Construction Projects

Roadway Reconstruction

The Engineering Division plans to reconstruct the following roadways in the 2018 construction season:

• Wilfred Street
• Bonny View Road
• Smallwood Road
• Bainbridge Road (Ballard Drive to Foxcroft Road)

This is a tentative list that is subject to change.

Roadway Repaving

The Engineering Division plans to repave several roadways in the 2018 construction season. We plan to have three rounds of repaving starting in May, July, and September.
The following roadways are planned for the first of three planned repaving rounds:

• Boulevard (Trout Brook Drive to Quaker Lane South)
• Ravenwood Road
• Wendy Lane
• Westmont (Clark Drive to Mountain Road)
• Westpoint Terrace (Ridgewood Road to Conard High School)

This is a tentative list that is subject to change.

Park Rd/ I-84 (Exit 43) Interchange Improvement Project

For information, please visit the project website at www.WestHartfordCT.gov/ParkRd

Trout Brook Multi-Use Trail

The Town continues its efforts to construct the Trout Brook Multi-Use Trail from Asylum Avenue to New Park Avenue in phases.  The Trout Brook Multi-Use Trail is a predominantly off the road trail.  Some sections are complete while others are nearing construction or design.  Most of the trail will include a 10 foot wide paved surface that is restricted to non-motorized users, such as bicyclists and pedestrians.

Phase 3  -  Park Road to Jackson Avenue

The Town has funding for this project and has started the design.

Phase 5  -  Fern Street to Farmington Avenue

The Town received grant funding for this phase from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection through a recreational trails program.  Final design for this phase is underway.  The Town anticipates construction to start in 2018.  

Phase 6  -  Duffield Drive to Fern Street

The Town received grant funding for this phase from the Connecticut Department of Transportation through a local transportation capital improvement program.  Final design for this phase is underway.  The Town anticipates construction to start in 2018.  

Phase 7  -  Asylum Avenue to Duffield Drive

The Town plans to use its capital improvement program funding to construct this phase in conjunction with phase 6.

Please see the Overall Concept Plan       

 North Main Street Bridge Rehabilitation 

The North Main Street Bridge is located just north of Wyndwood Road and Linbrook Road.  This bridge was originally constructed in 1901 and is in need of a major rehabilitation.  The Town hopes to start prior to the spring of 2018.  During the bridge work, North Main Street will be reduced from four lanes to two and one sidewalk will remain open at a time.  Significant delays are anticipated so motorists should seek alternate routes.  A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the North Main Street intersection with Wyndwood Road and Linbrook Road to assist motorists and pedestrians. 

Mountain Road at Albany Avenue (Route 44) – Intersection Improvement Project

The intersection of Mountain Road and Albany Avenue is heavily congested and experiences excessive vehicular delays. The proposed improvements will reduce the Mountain Road queues and better accommodate motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The project will focus on the Mountain Road approaches, where the roadway will be widened to provide a left turn lane, thru lane, and a shared thru/right lane in each direction. The project will also include: traffic signal replacement, sidewalk replacement/extension, new crosswalks, bicycle lanes, and an extension of the culvert under Mountain Road serving Mountain Farms Brook.

Field survey and preliminary design work is on-going. A Public Informational meeting will be held in the Spring of 2018 to share the preliminary design and receive feedback from the community. Construction is estimated to begin in the Fall of 2019 and is expected to be completed by Fall of 2020.

Non-Town Projects 

Safety and Operational Improvements on I-84

The Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to design the safety and operational improvements on I-84 in West Hartford.  

Click here to view the plans. Plans are also available in the Engineering office, Room 204, Town Hall.

Written questions or comments should be directed to: Ms. Susan M. Libatique, P.E., Transportation Principal Engineer, Connecticut Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546 or e-mail Susan.Libatique@ct.gov