DOT News: Flower Street in Hartford to be Closed to Vehicular Traffic Beginning Monday, December 3, 2012
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that Flower Street will be permanently closed to motor vehicle traffic at the railroad crossing beginning Monday, December 3, 2012. The street will remain open for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, but Flower Street will no longer be a through route connecting Capitol Avenue and Farmington Avenue. Vehicular traffic will be directed to use Broad Street, Sigourney Street or Laurel Street.
The closing is required for the construction of CTfastrak, the dedicated bus roadway between New Britain and Hartford, and the forthcoming rail improvements on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line.
PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCESS - Flower Street will remain accessible to pedestrians and bicyclists. A gate-controlled pedestrian crossing will be maintained at the rail-crossing site. Periodic, temporary closures are anticipated during construction activity in early 2013. Alternative pedestrian and bicycle movement will be provided in the Flower Street vicinity during and post construction.
DOT Project No. 0063-0643-93-180, also known as Contract 3 includes construction of a portion of CTfastrak beginning just north of Cedar Street in Newington and running northerly to an end point just north of Sigourney Street in Hartford. The work includes the construction of seven stations, eight new bridges, 44 retaining walls, two culverts to be jacked under existing operating Amtrak tracks, a new bridge at Flatbush Avenue in West Hartford via grade separation, and the construction of a new gravel access road for Amtrak.
This contract was awarded to Middlesex Corporation on March 21, 2012 at a cost of $130,646,081.67. The project is being administered by the DOT, Office of Construction District 4, Thomaston, and is scheduled to be completed December 10, 2014.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is working to inform local residents of current and upcoming construction activities through construction bulletins, press notices, travel alerts, as well as the CTfastrak web site. For more information, please visit www.CTfastrak.com<http://www.CTfastrak.com>
If you have any questions related to construction, please contact us at DOT.BuswayConstruction@ct.gov<mailto:DOT.BuswayConstruction@ct.gov>
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