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Branigan Discusses Road Improvements at Town Council Meeting

In addition to talking about road analysis, Town Manager Richard Branigan also updated the Town Council on planned road improvements.

At the , Town Manager ’s report touched on several ongoing issues following the .

Branigan stated that the town has entered into an agreement with a firm that will provide analysis of the town’s roads at no charge. At this point a little more than half of the roads have been analyzed.

“This will provide the town engineer and the Council with an excellent document that will be able to be updated by the town engineer’s office as we go forward,” said Branigan.

Also on the subject of roadways, Branigan reported that bidding for two road improvement projects–the and the expansion of Route 80–opens next week. See the attached PDFs for a look at the plans, courtesy of the .

The Connecticut DOT recently met with representatives from to hear concerns about the impact that widening the road will have on the church’s property.

“The DOT can’t change any of the primary design elements–they have narrowed that [the planned four-lane road] down as much as they can,” said Branigan. “They discussed a landscaping plan and the DOT will probably be able to accommodate some of their wishes.”

The plan is to sign a contract for the work within 60 days of opening the bid process with the intention of starting work this summer. 

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