CRCOG has concluded the Route 305 Corridor Study in the Towns of Bloomfield and Windsor with assistance from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and consultant Clough Harbour & Associates (CHA).
The study goals included (1) investigate transportation, traffic, transit, access management and pedestrian/bicycle alternatives to improve safety and reduce delays and congestion, (2) provide for future, orderly growth and development of vacant and underutilized land in the study area to achieve a more compact transit and pedestrian supportive transportation system, (3) evaluate the feasibility of extending Route 305 from its present terminus at Route 187 to Route 189 in Bloomfield, and finally (4) evaluate the ability of Interstate 91, Interchange 37 to safely and efficiently accommodate existing and future traffic while minimizing traffic impacts. The final plan successfully accomplished these goals while also reflecting comments from the towns, stakeholders, and the public. Both town councils in Bloomfield and Windsor have approved the final plan.
Although the plan recommendations have solid engineering principals behind them, actual construction drawings must still be advanced separate from this corridor study process.