New London ― The city will conduct an informational meeting Nov. 10 on a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Williams Street and Broad Street.
The meeting will be on the third floor of City Hall at 7 p.m. and will present a preliminary design replacing the signalized intersection with a modern roundabout.
“It is important that the community share its concerns to assist in the project’s development,” said the city’s news release.
The project scope includes complete roadway reconstruction for the roundabout implementation, designated crosswalks and new sidewalks, the addition of crosswalk lighting, enhanced bus stops and several drainage improvements.
Based upon a conceptual assessment, the construction cost will be approximately $3,250,000 including construction inspection services and contingencies. The state Department of Transportation will reimburse 100% of construction costs through its Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program.
Proposed benefits from the reconstruction include “reduced environmental impacts, decreased maintenance costs, increased pedestrian, bike and vehicle safety, enhanced traffic operations and improved aesthetics,” said the city’s release announcing the meeting.
This is the second roundabout in the works in the city. Another project is replacing the traffic signal at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Chester Street with a three-legged roundabout.
The meeting facility is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with questions or needing ADA accommodations, hearing and/or speech accommodations, or language assistance may request such services by contacting Brian Sear, the city’s public works director, at (860) 447-5250 or BSear@newlondonct.org. The city asks requests be made at least five business days prior to the meeting.
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