About the Study
The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), the Town of Farmington, and City of Hartford are conducting a study to address transportation needs and deficiencies in the areas surrounding UConn Health Center and the Greater Hartford University of Connecticut (UConn) campus. Recent investments by the State, Private Sector, and UConn in the areas surrounding the UConn Health Center in Farmington establish the need to study the surrounding transportation networks to support this growth in a sustainable manner. Although Farmington’s Health Center Campus will be the main focal point of the study, a breakout task will also study multi-modal, “last mile” issues associated with UConn’s proposed Greater Hartford Campus in downtown Hartford.
In Farmington, the study area includes Route 4 and the roadways surrounding UConn Health Farmington in the eastern portion of Farmington including Interstate Ramps, State Highways and local roads. In Hartford, the Study Area will include the area in between I-91, I-84/Route 6, Trumbull Street, and the Whitehead Highway. In Farmington, the study area roadways limits include:
- Route 4 (Farmington Avenue) from the intersection with Route 508 (Farmington Avenue Connector) to the West Hartford town line
- Colt Highway from the intersection with SR 549 (Birdseye Road) and Fienemann Road to where it terminates at its intersection with South Road
- South Road from the intersection with Route 4 (Farmington Avenue) to the intersection with Colt Highway
- Portions of SR 549 (Birdseye Road), at the intersections with South Road and Colt Highway
- Middle Road, beginning at South Road to its transition to Tunxis Road as it enters West Hartford
- Munson Road, between Middle Road and South Road
- Other local roads at intersections with the study area roadways
Tighe & Bond, Inc. is the lead consultant for the study. The study began in April 2016 with the onset of data collection efforts and the Final Report was completed in May 2020.
A public survey was conducted to collect relevant information to assist in identifying deficiencies and needs and assist in identification of study goals. The survey is now closed. Thank you for your feedback!
There will be several opportunities for public comment including three public meetings anticipated to be held at critical milestones throughout the study.
The study’s first Public Information Meeting was held on December 14th, 2016 at 16 Munson Road, Farmington, CT. The next Public Information Meeting is scheduled to be held on September 26th, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Farmington Community Center.
September 26th, 2018 Newsletter #2 Presentation
Public Meeting 3 Newsletter #3 Presentation
Farmington Advisory Committee
The Farmington Advisory Committee has been assembled to provide guidance throughout the study process. The Committee includes representatives from the Connecticut DOT, CRCOG, Town of Farmington, UConn, and Local Stakeholders. Seven Advisory Committee meetings are scheduled to take place throughout the study process. Materials for meetings that have already been held or scheduled are provided below.
May 4, 2016:
November 16, 2016:
June 12, 2017:
October 30, 2017:
May 14th, 2018
Town Council Presentations
The study team anticipates attending two Farmington Town Council meetings to provide study updates during the alternatives development phase and also at the close of the study to describe the full set of recommendations.
Study Reports – Farmington
The following Technical Memorandums are to be developed during the course of the study and will be posted below: