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 2019.
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 2019.
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.
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 is in the final design stage. 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.
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 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 repairs, 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 October 2018 to share the preliminary design and receive feedback from the community. Construction is estimated to begin in the Spring of 2020 and is expected to be completed by Fall of 2020.
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