Capitol Region East Coast Greenway (ECG) Study
About the Study
The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) has initiated a study to identify the preferred alignment of the East Coast Greenway through the last remaining 12-mile gap in the Capitol Region in Simsbury, Bloomfield, Hartford, and East Hartford. The East Coast Greenway is an off-road walking and biking route stretching 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. In Connecticut, the East Coast Greenway consists of a 200-mile route between the Rhode Island state line at Sterling, Connecticut and the New York state line at Greenwich. In Connecticut, the completed portions of the East Coast Greenway utilize a series of trails including the Air Line Trail, the Hop River Trail, and the Farmington Canal Trail.
Check out our first NEWSLETTER for more information!
This study consists of two distinct gaps in a final trail alignment. The first gap runs between the western bound of the Tunxis Avenue and Day Hill Road intersection in Bloomfield and the eastern bound of the Simmons Road and Nutmeg Lane intersection on the Charter Oak Greenway in East Harford.
The second gap is between the Farmington Canal Trail at the intersection of Route 10 and Route 315 (Tariffville Road) in Simsbury and Tariffville Connector trail between Tariffville and Bloomfield which is currently in construction and terminates at the intersection of Route 189 and Main Street.
The Capitol Region East Coast Greenway Study will result in final preferred alignment and will include conceptual design. This will allow for segments to seamlessly progress into design and construction following the conclusion of this study.
UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOPS! Join us in each community for workshops from 4-7pm starting with Simsbury on March 30th, East Hartford on April 11th, Hartford on April 18th, and Bloomfield on April 26th. Click the community links above for more information!
The Study will be completed in four phases throughout 2023 and early 2024. There will be various opportunities for public involvement during each phase. Upcoming events to become involved with the Study include:
- Public Workshops
- Municipal Meetings
- Pop-up events
- Stakeholder meetings and site visits
- Online surveys
An Advisory Committee has been established for purposes of this project, consisting of city/town staff and organizations directly involved in the decision making, funding, and construction process, i.e. Town Engineers and Planners, East Coast Greenway Alliance, CTDOT, DEEP, National Park Service, and others. Agendas and minutes from these meetings are posted below.
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CRCOG is interested in your thoughts about the remaining gaps! Please submit comments using the interactive map link below.