General Roadway Construction Information
- Paving work will generally occur between the hours of 7AM - 5PM, Monday-Friday, unless otherwise noted.
- Keep the roadway clear of parked vehicles during construction.
- Temporary No Parking signs may be installed prior to the start of road work.
- Follow all construction signs. Detours will be in place as needed to direct motorists safely around work zones.
- Access may be limited during construction. Expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.
- Once a roadway is milled, it could be a few weeks before it is re-paved due to the contractor's schedule, utility issues, and weather.
- Use caution and reduce speeds when driving through the work zone and be alert for raised manhole structures.
- Pavement Conditions & Roadway Repaving
- Roadway Reconstruction
- North Main Street Road Diet Study
- Trout Brook Multi-Use Trail
- Fern Street Bridge Replacement
- Braeburn Road Culvert Rehabilitation
- Mountain Road At Albany Ave (Route 44) - Intersection Improvment Project
- New Park Avenue Complete Streets Improvement Project
- Local Utility & State Construction Projects
The Town maintains 217 miles of roadways and averages 8.5 miles of paving each year including reconstruction and repaving projects. In 2021, we paved 9.8 miles.
The Engineering Division annually performs visual pavement condition assessments at the end of each year. The following link shows the 2021 Pavement Condition Map. This map displays the pavement conditions by colors for either Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor, or Extremely Poor. In 2021, 18 miles of roadways were rated in Extremely Poor condition, while 38 miles of roadways were rated in Poor condition.
Each year, the Town focuses its paving resources toward the Extremely Poor roadways. As part of the repaving effort, the Engineering Division meets with the utility companies to review its tentative list of roadways to be repaved.
- The following roadways are tentatively scheduled to be re-paved in September:
- Ahern Street
- Foley Street
- Goodsell Street
- Haynes Road - Trout Brook Drive to Wiltshire Lane
- Layton Street
- Lawler Road - Lincoln Avenue to Wiltshire Lane
- Melven Road
- Nursery Road
- Selldan Street
- Webster Hill Boulevard - Ledgewood Road to Boswell Road
- Vandervere Road
In addition, portions * of the following streets will also be resurfaced in September:
- Carol Road
- Clarendon Avenue
- Dartmouth Avenue
- Exeter Avenue
- Flatbush Avenue - Quaker Lane South to Price Boulevard
- Parkview Road
* CNG's contractor resurfaced portions of these roadways earlier this year after the installation of new gas mains. The Town's work will focus on the areas that were not previously resurfaced.
The following roadways were re-paved this year:
- Berwyn Road
- Berwyn Lane
- Brookside Drive
- Cliffmore Road (Rustic Lane to Brookside Drive)
- Drury Lane
- Fairwood Farms Drive
- Farmington Avenue (Mountain Road to Wardwell Road)
- Garland Road
- Griswold Drive
- Mayflower Street (I-84 overpass to New Britain Avenue )
- North Main Street (Asylum Avenue to Wyndwood Road)
- Oakwood Avenue (Wilfred Street to Flatbush Avenue)
- Penn Drive
- Rustic Lane
The following roadways are tentatively scheduled to be reconstructed this season, and are listed in the anticipated order of construction :
- Nesbit Avenue
- Price Boulevard (Park Road to Seymour Avenue)
- Cadwell Street
- Loomis Drive
- Avalon Road - Deferred to 2023 due to material and schedule delays.
- Vincent Street - Deferred to 2023 due to material and schedule delays.
Roadway reconstructions are more complicated than re-paving and therefore take longer to complete, about one to two months. The work generally includes the replacement of existing curb with granite curb, the replacement of existing driveway aprons with concrete aprons, selective sidewalk and drainage structure replacement, re-establishment of the roadway base material, and paving.
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 the federal Recreational Trails Program. Construction was completed in 2022.
Phase 6 - Duffield Drive to Fern Street
The Town received grant funding for this phase from the Connecticut Department of Transportation through the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program. Final design for this phase is complete. The Town anticipates construction to start in 2022.
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 Project Plan.
The Fern Street Bridge over Trout Brook is located adjacent to Fernridge Park. Originally constructed in 1939, the structure is in need of replacement. Final design preparations are underway, with bidding expected in late 2022. Demolition of the existing bridge and construction of the new bridge will start in 2023, with completion expected in Fall of 2024. Traffic will be maintained throughout the project with an alternating one-lane configuration.
The Braeburn Road culvert is located on Braeburn Road just east of the Braeburn School driveway. The culvert was installed in 1960 and consists of two corrugated metal pipes (6 feet high by 9.5 feet wide) that convey the West Branch of Trout Brook under the roadway. The corrugated metal has voids under, before and after it, which makes the culverts unstable.
The rehabilitation includes the installation of scour protection on the culvert inlets and outlets. Installation of reinforced concrete along the bottoms of both culvert pipes. Several unanticipated issues were encountered during construction which have led to extended delays. The Town is working with the design consultant and contractor to resume construction activities in August 2022.
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. The project is being designed and utility coordination work is ongoing. Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2023 and is expected to be completed by Fall of 2023.
In 2017, the Town completed a Complete Streets Study for the New Park Avenue Transit Area and obtained two State of Connecticut grants to fund the recommended improvements. The project will enhance New Park Avenue for all users between New Britain Avenue and Oakwood Avenue. Project elements include: decorative streetlights, buffered bike lanes, pocket parks, landscaped medians, street trees, wayfinding signage, enhanced mid-block crosswalks, and traffic signal improvements. In between major intersections, the roadway will be resurfaced and reduced from four travel lanes to three: one travel lane in each direction and a center two-way left turn lane. Survey and design have begun, with an expected construction start of mid-2023. The approximate construction cost is $3.8 million, grant funding ($3.7 million) and matching Town funds ($100k).
For more information, visit the project facebook page below or e-mail the project team at NewParkAvenue@westhartfordct.gov.
- Newington Road (New Britain Avenue to Sampson Street) – Water Main Improvement Project - The project will install new water main to replace old, existing, infrastructure and services will be renewed/installed to the property line. This project was awarded to Paramount Construction who plans to begin work in mid-April and continue for approximately four months. Construction work will start at the intersection with New Britain Avenue and progress south to Sampson Street. The work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Southbound traffic will be maintained, but during construction work hours northbound traffic will be detoured around the work zone. Access to local businesses and residential driveways will be maintained. For your safety, please adhere to all posted signage and traffic control personnel. The MDC’s website has a traffic page which is updated each morning and will show traffic impacts due to this project. The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of August of 2022. In the fall of 2022, MDC plans to mill and pave the roadway surface. Click here for Detour Map. Click here for MDC Construction Notice.
- New Park Avenue (Talcott Road to Prospect Avenue) - Water Main Improvement Project - The project will install new water main to replace old, existing, infrastructure and services will be renewed/installed to the property line. This project was awarded to Coastline Construction who plans to begin work the week of November 29th . Construction work will start at the intersection with Talcott Road and progress north to Prospect Avenue. View the construction notice and a map of the project area. The Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. No work will occur between the Christmas and New Year holidays. During construction work hours, traffic lanes will be shifted around the work zone to accommodate traffic and allow for at least one travel lane each way on New Park Avenue. Access to local businesses will be maintained. For your safety, please adhere to all posted signage and traffic control personnel. The MDC’s website has a traffic page which is updated each morning and will show traffic impacts due to this project. The project is anticipated to be completed by the fall of 2022.
- South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel (SHCST) is a four-mile long deep rock tunnel constructed to convey and temporarily store wastewater from portions of Hartford and West Hartford during storm events. The tunnel will extend from the Hartford Water Pollution Control facility in the South Meadows of Hartford to Talcott Road in West Hartford. When completed, the tunnel will minimize sewer overflows into the local waterways, the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound during major storm events. The SHCST project is the largest infrastructure component of the MDC's Clean Water Project and the largest contract ever awarded by the MDC. For more information visit: https://www.thecleanwaterproject.com/.
- Boulevard & Garfield Road Water Main Replacement - The project will replace 5,800 feet of 8" water mains along Boulevard (between Ridgewood Road and Riggs Avenue) and Garfield Road (between Farmington Avenue to Sedgwick Road). Additionally, new hydrants and water services will be installed. The project is expected to begin the week of August 15, 2022 and expected to be complete by May 26, 2023. Boulevard will be closed to traffic on a block-by-block basis, requiring motorists to detour around the work area. Side streets may be closed to thru traffic intermittently. Work hours will generally be Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Click here for the MDC Construction Notice.
- Linbrook Road, North Main Street & Wyndwood Road By-Pass Pumping & Sewer Repair - The MDC and their contractors are continuing work to replace sections of sanitary sewer pipe as well as install a new liner on other sections of pipe. By-pass pumps are setup throughout the project to assist with the construction process. This pipe replacement will require open cut construction on Linbrook Road near North Main Street, while the re-lining will require work at manholes along the length of Linbrook Road and portions of Linnard Road. During this time, traffic will be impacted on Wyndwood Road, North Main Street, and Linbrook Road. Local access will be maintained. Driveway access will be coordinated as needed during construction activities. The core project work is anticipated to be complete by mid-October. Roadway restoration, including the milling and paving of all of Linbrook Road and portions of North Main Street and Wyndwood Road, will follow immediately. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM, with weekend work only if necessary. Click here for MDC Construction update.
CTDOT Safety and Operational Improvements on I-84
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has contracted with O&G Industries, Inc. to construct a $54 million roadway improvement project. The purpose of this project is to provide safety and operational improvements to address concerns with congestion and traffic operations on I-84. Improvements include adding an additional lane on I-84 WB between Exits 39A and 43, and between Exit 40 and 41 on I-84 EB. Bridges over Berkshire Road and Ridgewood Road Westbound will be widened or replaced. The project began on March 2, 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by May 23, 2023.
More information can also be found at www.I84westhartford.com.