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The 30 day public comment period on the Draft Final Report for the Silver Lane Corridor Study has ended. A matrix of comments collected and responses to those comments, the revised Draft Final Report and Draft Report Appendices can be found at the links below. It is anticipated that the CRCOG Transportation Committee will act on endorsement of this Report and plan at its February 24th, 2020 meeting and that the CRCOG Policy Board will act on adoption of the plan at its February 26th, 2o2o meeting.

Draft Final Report

Draft Report Appendices

Public Comment and Response Matrix (from 30 day public comment period)

Please contact Caitlin Palmer at cpalmer@crcog.org with any questions of concerns.

And as we wrap up the project, check out our latest newsletter to find out about what happened on the corridor in 2019!

View the presentation from our final Public Meeting held October 9, 2019.

Photo of attendees at public meeting

 

The Town of East Hartford was also able to take advantage of the timing of the State’s VIP (Vendor in Place) repaving opportunity to implement some of the recommendations from the study – notably a reduction in the number of travel lanes and lane sizes to incorporate a shared two-way left turn lane almost the entire length as well as wider shoulders where existing roadway width allowed. The full vision for the corridor would incorporate additional amenities particularly for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users but this is a great start! See slideshow below for a few before and after images.

About the Study

CTDOT and CRCOG have initiated a Study to evaluate traffic and development issues along Silver Lane in the Town of East Hartford.

The Study shall will address safety and congestion, transit system, pedestrian / bicycle mobility and assess travel demand growth and its impacts on area roadways including traffic associated with development of underutilized properties within the Study Area. The Study will also address intersecting side street approaches and access and egress to adjacent land uses.

The Study Area includes the corridor along Silver Lane (SR 502) from the intersection of Route 15 easterly to the intersection of Forbes Street, a distance of approximately two miles.

In addition to this transportation corridor study, the Town has received a Brownfields Area-Wide Redevelopment (BAR) grant which will result in a comprehensive plan of the Silver Lane Corridor while identifying and studying the redevelopment potential of targeted brownfield sites.

To visit the Town’s Silver Lane Committee website which tracks both studies, please click here: https://www.easthartfordct.gov/silver-lane-committee

If you have questions, please contact Caitlin Palmer at cpalmer@crcog.org or 860-724-4435.

Get Involved!

Public Meetings:

We held a Final Public Meeting on October 9, 2019. Thank you to everyone who came out and provided feedback.

 

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