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DOT Meeting To Explain Project To Realign Route 25-Pecks Lane Intersection

The sight of proposed road work.
The sight of proposed road work. Photo Credit: Google Maps

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct a Public Informational Meeting about intersection improvements planned at Route 25 and Pecks Lane in Newtown on Tuesday, Aug, 16.

A design presentation will be provided at 7 p.m. at the Lecture Room at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road. The project would eliminate the connector roadway and realign Pecks Lane to intersect Route 25 at a 60-degree angle about 250 feet south from the existing intersection.

Extending the southbound bypass shoulder on Route 25 from the Cedar Hill Road intersection through the planned realigned intersection with Pecks Lane is also proposed.

Drainage adjustments would be required to accommodate the proposed improvements.

The intersection sight distance looking right at the intersection of Cedar Hill Road and Route 25 would also be improved. This would require removal of the stone wall on the property of 128 S. Main St. and regrading of the existing slope.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2018 at estimated cost of $2.2 million. It would be paid for with 80 percent federal funds and 20 percent state funds.

The meeting will allow the public full opportunity to participate and to allow open discussion of views and comments from the community on the proposed project.

Anyone wishing to discuss the projects can contact William W. Britnell at 860-594-3274 or by e-mail at William.Britnell@ct.gov.

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