Dear First Selectman Bishop:
Subject: Virtual Public Information Meeting Confirmation
Project No. 0154-0125
Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00230 Carrying Willard Ave over 1-95 Bridge No. 00230
Town of Westbrook
This is to confirm with your office the scheduling of a Virtual Public Information Meeting to be presented by the Department of Transportation (Department) concerning the subject project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m. Instructions on how to access the meeting and on other details can be found at the project webpage:
A copy of the Notice of Public Information Meeting, which contains a brief description of the proposed project, is transmitted herewith (click here). Prior to the scheduled meeting, a member of the DOT project team will also provide the Town of Westbrook with a copy of the project display materials for posting to the Town of Westbrook website.
Also enclosed for your distribution to interested parties, is a copy of the Public Information Meeting display ad, which will be published in the Harbor News on August 20th and August 27th. (click here)
The live stream of the formal presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. The project is identified as State Project No. 0154-0125.
The purpose of the project is to address the poor condition of the existing deck. According to the most recent inspection report dated September 23, 2019, the concrete deck was rated to be in poor condition (rating 4) and exhibits extensive spalling due to shallow reinforcement on the deck underside. The overall underside of deck deterioration is 9.9% with a maximum of 22.3% in span
Additional structural repairs and beam painting will be needed to rehabilitate the existing rolled steel girders that are currently rated to be in fair condition (rating 5). The girders exhibit areas of moderate rust along the girder bottom flanges and diaphragms as well as the area between the girder top flange and end diaphragms. Due to the extensive damage to the deck, Project No. 0154-0125 has been scoped as a deck replacement with full beam painting. Under the proposed project, there will be a 10 week road closure and associated detour in the summer of 2022 to facilitate the replacement of the deck of Bridge No. 00230. Link slabs will be constructed in order to remove the joints over the existing piers to limit future maintenance.
Right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed project are not anticipated.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2022 based on the availability of funding, acquisition of rights of way and approval of permit(s). The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $5 million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent Federal Funds and 20 percent State funds.
The public informational meeting is being held to provide the public and local community the opportunity to offer comments or ask questions regarding the proposed project. Persons with limited internet access may request that project information is mailed to them by contacting Andrew Cardinali by email at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 860-594-3315. (Allow one week for processing and delivery.)
Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (800) 988-0431 and entering the Participant Code when prompted: 6209980. Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). The MS Teams Live Event offers closed-captioning for the hearing impaired and non-English translation options. A recording of the formal presentation will be posted to YouTube following the event and closed-captioning (including non-English translation options) will be available at that time. The recording will also be available in the list of DOT virtual public meetings here:
Visit the project webpage for options for Apple users. During the Q&A session and the 14 day comment period that follows the meeting, individuals may leave a question or comment via email (preferred) at DOTProiect0154-0125 @ct gov. Individuals may also leave a voicemail question or comment by calling (860) 944-1 111. Please reference the project in your voicemail.
Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Language Assistance Call Line (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.