Route 44 Corridor Study, Canton



CRCOG and the Town of Canton are conducting a corridor study of the Route 44, in the Town of Canton.

The purpose of the study is to:

  • investigate and evaluate current transportation infrastructure deficiencies including bicycle and pedestrian options and transit, along a portion of Route 44 as well as adjacent roadways in the town of Canton
  • evaluate existing and future traffic signal locations on Route 44, between Canton Village and the Simsbury Townline and a portion of Dowd Avenue (State Route 565), from Canton Hollow  to Route 44
  • investigate and evaluate alternatives to improve movements of motor vehicles and freight through the area under the anticipated future build out as a high-density, mixed-use village
  • evaluate safety improvements to accommodate a proposed East-West extension of the existing active transportation route (the Farmington River Rail Trail) and determine the best location of a trail crossing on Route 44. The study will also investigate and evaluate non-motorized travel options that connect surrounding neighborhoods within the study area as well as current and future commuters from other areas to opportunities including but not limited to employment, education, and healthcare in the area
  • develop a recommendation plan to address those deficiencies.


Public Survey: Route 44 Corridor Study Improvement Alternative Concepts

CRCOG in coordination with Town of Canton and Connecticut Department of Transportation is conducting a transportation corridor study of the Route 44, and Dowd Avenue area in the Town of Canton. Please consider taking this brief survey to help the study team about the transportation improvement preliminary concepts. Your input on the survey is requested by July 14. Please use the link above or the QR code below to access the survey

The purpose of this survey is to gather public input on possible transportation improvements for the Route 44 Corridor and Dowd Avenue in Canton, CT. The study area where transportation improvements are being considered includes the Route 44 Corridor from the Canton Village Shops to the Simsbury Town Line, and the Dowd Avenue corridor from Canton Hollow to its intersection with Route 44. See the map on this page to see the study area.

QR Code for the Survey.


Study Documents

Route 44 Corridor Study Future Conditions Memo


Route 44 Corridor Study Existing Conditions Memo


Kickoff Meeting  (June 12, 2023)

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting ( October 16, 2023)

Public Information Meeting #1 (December 7, 2023).

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting ( April1, 2024)

Public Information Meeting #2 (June 13, 2024).


If you have any comments or suggestions about the study, please contact Pramod Pandey (, Principal Planner II (CRCOG) at 860-724-4216 or Joe Balskus (, Project Manager (VHB) at 860-807-4405.