Planning

Albany Ave. Safety, Operational & Streetscape Project

Albany Ave-Homestead Oakland
Federal Project No: (CN) 00044(139)          State Project No: 63-633

About the Project

The Project addresses safety issues along Albany Avenue from Homestead/Westbourne to Bedford Street in the Upper Albany Neighborhood and a western portion of Clay Arsenal Neighborhood.  Increasing the safety of this corridor will be accomplished through the installation of new traffic calming measures.  These include intersection and traffic signal improvements, crosswalks with bulb-outs to reduce crossing distances, sharrows, landscaping, brick sidewalks, and decorative lighting, to name a few.  These improvements will create a comfortable neighborhood destination that is safer and more enjoyable for residents, businesses and visitors.

Schedule

Please note dates may vary based upon factors including contractor questions during bidding, weather, etc. 

 
     - November 9, 2016 - Project out to bid
     - January 11, 2017 - Bid opening
     - Award of contract - Within 60 days of bid opening
     - Notice to proceed - Within 45 days of award
     - Spring 2017 - Initial construction starts
     - Summer 2017 - Major construction starts
     - Fall 2018 - Construction complete

Bidding and construction of the project will be overseen by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.  The City will assist as needed and when improvements impact City streets.

 

January 5, 2017 Open House Information

On the Job Training

For more information please visit CT Dot's website: Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) On-the-Job Training (OJT) Workforce Development Pilot

Links to Streetscape Plans

From Westbourne/Homestead/Albany to Oakland Terrace click here

From Oakland Terrace to Bedford Street click here

Display Boards - Click Here

Evening Presentation - Click Here

 

Questions?

Contact: Dennis Goderre, Sr. Project Manager;  860-757-9074; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

More About the Project

Purpose

The Project addresses safety issues along Albany Avenue from Homestead/Westbourne to Bedford Street in the Upper Albany Neighborhood and a western portion of Clay Arsenal Neighborhood.  Increasing the safety of this corridor will be accomplished through the installation of new traffic calming measures.  These include intersection and traffic signal improvements, crosswalks with bulb-outs to reduce crossing distances, sharrows, landscaping, brick sidewalks, and decorative lighting, to name a few.  These improvements will create a comfortable neighborhood destination that is safer and more enjoyable for residents, businesses and visitors.

Project Limits

The Project begins just west of the intersection of Albany Avenue and Homestead Avenue and ends at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Bedford Street.  Improvements will also occur along streets that intersect Albany Avenue.  The most prominent of these is the modifications at the Blue Hills Avenue and Albany Avenue intersection and Albany Avenue’s intersection with Homestead Avenue and Westbourne Parkway.  The total length of corridor improvements, including intersecting streets is 1 ¾ miles.

Project Overview

The project was conceptualized in 2006 to address safety issues within the Project Limits. This location has one of the highest highway accident rates in the state, with a total of 500 vehicle and pedestrian incidents in just the two years from 2008 to 2010.  Approximately 19,000 vehicles travel this section of roadway each day. 

An important method in addressing these safety issues is the installation of traffic calming measures.  The measures used for this project include realigned intersections, consolidation of curb cuts, new traffic signals, decorative lighting, street trees, benches, on street-parking, public transit facilities, bump-outs to reduce crosswalk distance at intersections, landscaping, decorative fencing and combined brick/concrete sidewalks.  Together, these improvements will create a safer more enjoyable destination for the community.

Costs and Funding Sources

The project’s estimated construction cost is $30 million.  It is funded with 20% state funds, 56% federal funding from the FAST Act National Highway Performance Program and 24% federal funding from the FAST Act Surface Transportation Program.  Design services were paid by the City of Hartford.

 

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