CRCOG and the Town of Farmington are conducting a Connectivity Study in the Town of Farmington.
- The study will examine the impacts and benefits of a proposed new bridge across the Farmington River, connecting Monteith Drive from Route 4 (north of the Farmington River) to New Britain Ave (south side of the river).
- The new bridge aims to improve multimodal connectivity between important facilities such as Town Hall, Town Library, and High School on the north side to the Police Station, Community Center, Senior Citizen Center, and Public Works facility on the south side. The new bridge would accommodate vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and potential changes to bus routes.
- Regional Impact: While focused on Farmington, the study anticipates positive effects on the entire Farmington Valley region in terms of improved movement, traffic flow, and transportation system resiliency. A new bridge could improve emergency response connections across the river.
- The study will include a comprehensive traffic analyses of the transportation network around the proposed bridge, including intersection capacity analyses and evaluation of multimodal transportation facilities and demand.
Draft Final Report for Public Review and Comment
A draft final report of the Farmington Area Connectivity Study, dated January 16, 2024 is available for public review and comment using above link:
This study has been undertaken by CRCOG, with funding from CTDOT, and prepared by the consulting firm SLR under the direction of CRCOG.
The public comment period ends Monday March 18, 2024.