Calendar Event Submission Form:
Event Title: Notice Public Information Meeting, Rehabilitation of Bridge Nos. 03367, 03368, 01686A and the Sisson Avenue Interchange in the city of Hartford, Project Numbers 63-706, 63-707, 63-708.
Event Date: February 23, 2016, inclement weather date March 1, 2016.
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
End Time: No specific end
Location: Greater Hartford Transit District, Office Conference Room, One Union Place, Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Body: The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the rehabilitation of Bridge Nos. 03367, 03368, 01686A and the Sisson Avenue Interchange, in the city of Hartford. Bridge Nos. 03367 and 03368 carry I-84 EB and WB, respectively between Exits 44 and 45 over CTfastrak, Amtrak, and Local Roads. Bridge No. 01686A carries I-84 EB and WB between Exits 51 and 53, over unpaved lots, Market Street, two ramps, and I-91 NB. The Sisson Avenue Interchange carries TR 823, TR 824, SR503, and I-84 over Amtrak, CTfastrak, and local roads at Exit 46.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., in the Greater Hartford Transit District Office Conference Room, 1 Union Place, Hartford, Connecticut. In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Project No. 63-705 involves the rehabilitation of Bridge Nos. 03367 and 03368, which were constructed in 1967 and rehabilitated in 1991. Project No. 63-707 involves the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 01686A which was constructed in 1961 and rehabilitated in 1980 and 1992. Project No. 63-708 involves the rehabilitation of Bridge Nos. 03399A to D, 03400A to D, 03401A, 03401B, 03402A, and 03402B, all were constructed in 1969. The plan is to repair deteriorated elements of each bridge to extended their service life.
Maintenance and protection of traffic on I-84 can be accomplished with temporary off peak lane closures. Maintenance and protection of traffic for on and off ramps can be accomplished with off peak detours. Coordination with Amtrak officials will be required to minimize passenger rail disruptions. Coordination with CTfastrak will also be required to minimize disruption to the bus services.
Construction is anticipated to commence in spring 2017 for Project No. 63-705, assuming availability of funding. The estimated construction cost is $7,000,000 and will use both State and Federal funds.
Construction is anticipated to commence in fall 2017 for Project No. 63-707, assuming availability of funding. The estimated construction cost is $8,000,000 and will use both State and Federal funds.
Construction is anticipated to commence in spring 2018 for Project No. 63-708, assuming availability of funding. The estimated construction cost is $26,000,000 and will use both State and Federal funds.
The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for the public’s participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have prior to progressing the proposed project into the Final Design Stage.
Plans will be available for public review. Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss these projects. More detailed information is available at the Department's Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut, during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Anyone wishing to review the plans may contact Mr. Andrew J. Cardinali, Transportation Supervising Engineer, at (860) 594-3315.
All persons interested in these projects are welcome to attend this meeting and discuss the projects with Department personnel.
Contact Name: Andrew Cardinali
Contact Bureau: Bureau of Engineering and Construction
(February 12, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin today announced that City officials have secured additional overnight shelter accommodations in the City of Hartford for citizens that can be used in conjunction with the State’s cold weather activation, accessed through 2-1-1. Yesterday, Mayor Bronin announced the opening of warming centers across the City to provide comfort during extreme cold weather over the weekend.
“With freezing temperatures and the wind chill factor below zero, it’s critical that we secure enough space to accommodate any citizen in need,” Mayor Bronin said. “Additional cots will be provided to accommodate for over 200 citizens. I applaud the efforts of our Firefighters, Police Officers, and community volunteers who reacted swiftly in time of need.”
The Hartford Fire Department and Hartford Police Department, with assistance from Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members, will assist in setting up cots and securing shelter accommodations at two new overnight locations. Additionally, the Salvation Army Rec Center at 100 Nelson Street will provide daytime shelter from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Please contact 211 if you or someone you know is in need of overnight shelter or a warm place to stay. There are many shelters in the City and region that can be accessed by calling 211. The two new overnight warming centers for this weekend are listed below:
Asylum Hill Congregational Church – 814 Asylum Avenue: 50 cots provided by the City of Hartford. Phone: (860) 525-5696
Open 5 p.m. – 7 a.m. Friday through Sunday.
Harford Rescue Mission – 650 Windsor Street: 75 cots provided by the City of Hartford. Phone: 860-241-0989
Open 24 hours Friday through Sunday.
(February 11, 2016) – Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has ordered the opening of the warming centers in the City of Hartford. The purpose for opening these centers shall be to provide temporary comfort during regular business hours. Any residents in need of overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to call 2-1-1.“With temperatures expected to be in the low 20s and high teens, and with high winds bringing the wind chill factor temperatures to the single digit range, I’m urging residents to take steps to stay indoors and prepare for extreme cold,” said Mayor Bronin. “I’ve ordered the opening of our warming centers, which provide daytime options for residents. However, if you or anyone you know is in need of overnight arrangements, please reach out to our partners at 2-1-1.”
During severe cold weather, residents should take the following precautions:
List of Warming Centers:
The Hartford Public Library is available for residents and visitors. Below are hours of operation.
(February 9, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin invites students of Hartford schools, and their families, to participate in the City of Hartford’s “Rock Your Future 2016” (#RYF2016). This free career readiness event will feature workshops on résumé writing, interview skills, and professional online presence (where youth can have a professional headshot photograph taken). Eligible youth will be able to pre-apply for 2016 summer youth employment. A special workshop for parents, grandparents, and other guardians will feature guest speakers and a youth panel about empowering youth toward success. In the #RYF2016 Resource Hall, youth and their family members will gain valuable information, including how to: open a bank account, obtain a social security card, submit a birth record application, navigate public transit systems, understand workplace rights, and more. Campus tours also will be provided.
The event, sponsored by the Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation (DFCYR), Capital Workforce Partners, Hartford Public Schools, and the Hartford Student Senate, will be Feb. 20 at Trinity College’s Mather Hall. Participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register for either the morning session (7:40 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or the afternoon session (12:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Registration: http://dfcyr.hartford.gov.
“Connecting Hartford’s young men and women to career opportunities is the single most important thing we can do to build a stronger Hartford,” said Mayor Bronin. “I encourage every young Hartford resident to attend Rock Your Future 2016 and learn how to take full advantage of the opportunities that are out there. We’re working to expand summer and year-round employment, and we want every young person in Hartford to have the chance to get that job that helps open the door to a career.”
“It is vital that our community empower youth toward positive decisions and well-paying careers. We are excited to highlight youth career readiness at RYF2016,” said DFCYR Director José Colón-Rivas.
WHO: Students of Hartford schools, and their families
WHAT: “Rock Your Future 2016” Youth Employment and Empowerment Day
WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mather Hall at Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford