Farmington and Hartford: Transportation Safety and Improvement Study

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.


The Final Report for the UConn Greater Hartford Campus Sub-Study is complete and has CRCOG endorsement. The report is available in English (27MB PDF) and Spanish (28 MB PDF).

Get Involved!

Public Survey:

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!

Public Meetings:

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.

December 14, 2016                Newsletter #1       Presentation

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:

Agenda     Handouts     Summary

November 16, 2016:

Agenda     Handouts     Summary

June 12, 2017:

Agenda   Summary

October 30, 2017:

Agenda   Summary

May 14th, 2018

Agenda  Summary

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:

Technical Memorandum – Assessment of Existing Conditions

Technical Memorandum – Assessment of Future Conditions

Final Report

Executive Summary

Study Reports – Hartford

UConn Greater Hartford Campus Sub-study Final Report – (English (27MB PDF)) (Spanish (28 MB PDF))