Silver Lane Transportation Corridor Study

What’s New

Final Report – Silver Lane Corridor Study

Public Comment and Response Matrix (from 30 day public comment period)

Please contact Caitlin Palmer with any questions.

The Town of East Hartford was also able to take advantage of the timing of the State’s VIP (Vendor in Place) repaving opportunity to implement some of the recommendations from the study – notably a reduction in the number of travel lanes and lane sizes to incorporate a shared two-way left turn lane almost the entire length as well as wider shoulders where existing roadway width allowed. The full vision for the corridor would incorporate additional amenities particularly for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users but this is a great start! See slideshow below for a few before and after images.

Before/After image of Silver Lane near Burger King looking west.

Before/After image at Whitney Street looking east.

Before/After image of Silver Lane at Silver Lanes bowling alley looking east.

About the Study

CTDOT and CRCOG have initiated a Study to evaluate traffic and development issues along Silver Lane in the Town of East Hartford.

The Study shall will address safety and congestion, transit system, pedestrian / bicycle mobility and assess travel demand growth and its impacts on area roadways including traffic associated with development of underutilized properties within the Study Area. The Study will also address intersecting side street approaches and access and egress to adjacent land uses.

The Study Area includes the corridor along Silver Lane (SR 502) from the intersection of Route 15 easterly to the intersection of Forbes Street, a distance of approximately two miles.

In addition to this transportation corridor study, the Town received a Brownfields Area-Wide Redevelopment (BAR) grant which resulted in a comprehensive plan of the Silver Lane Corridor while identifying and studying the redevelopment potential of targeted brownfield sites.

And check out our latest newsletter to find out about what happened on the corridor in 2019!

If you have questions, please contact Caitlin Palmer at Caitlin Palmer or 860-724-4435.

Get Involved!

Public Meetings:

We held a Final Public Meeting on October 9, 2019. Thank you to everyone who came out and provided feedback.


Individuals may request auxiliary aids and/or language assistance by contacting (860) 522-2217 x4293 as soon as possible.

Un interprete estará disponible para esta reunión si usted lo solicita al 860-522-2217, x4293, lo más pronto posible.

Jeśli potrzebujesz tłumacza na język polski, zadzwoń (860) 522-2217, x4293 jak najszybciej

Advisory Committee

The Silver Lane Advisory Committee role is to help guide the Study process and assist in evaluating the feasibility of alternatives. Materials for meetings that have already been held or scheduled are provided below.

May 23, 2017: Agenda     Minutes

June 21, 2017: Agenda     Minutes

August 23, 2017: Agenda     Minutes

September 27, 2017: Agenda     Minutes

October 25, 2017: Agenda   Minutes

December 6, 2017: Agenda   Minutes

January 10, 2018: Agenda   Minutes

March 21, 2018: Postponed due to weather

April 4, 2018: Agenda   Minutes

May 15, 2018: Agenda   Minutes

July 24, 2018: Agenda   Minutes

October 17, 2018: Agenda   Minutes

December 5, 2018: Agenda   Minutes

March 13, 2019: Agenda   Minutes

April 23, 2019: Agenda Minutes

October 9, 2019: Agenda Minutes


5/23/17 Silver Lane Advisory Committee Introduction Presentation

9/27/17 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Existing Conditions Presentation

10/25/17 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Presentation

12/6/2017 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Presentation

1/30/2018 Public Information Meeting #1 – Presentation, Report of Meeting

4/4/2018 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Presentation

5/15/2018 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Presentation

6/7/2018 Public Information Meeting #2 – Presentation

7/24/2018 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Presentation

12/5/2018 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Presentation

3/13/2019 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Presentation 

4/23/2019 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Presentation

4/30/2019 Public Information Meeting #3 Presentation, Presentation Boards, Report of Meeting

10/9/19 Silver Lane Advisory Committee – Presentation

10/9/19 Silver Lane Final Public Meeting (P&Z Commission) – Presentation, Presentation Boards, Report of Meeting


Existing Conditions Report

Draft Final Report Executive Summary

Draft Final Report


Caitlin Palmer
860 724 4435