By Robert Storace
NEW BRITAIN — The city and its design teams showed off the future of downtown New Britain Thursday evening and plans for the overhaul of the 265-foot-long Main Street overpass.
That 14-member working group — with the support of Mayor Erin Stewart — recently recommended the overpass feature four 12-foot-high designs. The overpass also will include bike lanes and wider sidewalks.
About 50 people attended an overview of the project Thursday in the Police Department’s Community Room. They had the opportunity to view seven renderings of what the city could look like when the project is completed, which officials hope will be fall 2016.
Representatives of four businesses — including consultants, architects and design firms — led a 40-minute discussion of what downtown looks like now and what it is supposed to look like when the fifth phase of the streetscape project is completed.
Stewart said the goal is to “make New Britain a true destination for tourism. This project will work great with CTfastrak and be a welcome addition for pedestrians using public transportation.”
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