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Transportation Public Information Meeting

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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 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Contact Bureau: Bureau of Engineering and Construction

 

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHT SHELTER ACCOMODATIONS IN HARTFORD

(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.

 

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CITY OF HARTFORD ANNOUNCES WARMING CENTER HOURS FOR FEBRUARY 12-14, 2016

(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: 

  • Stay indoors if possible
  • If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Wear a hat and change wet clothes frequently to prevent loss of body heat.
  • Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia: uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion
  • If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help as soon as possible

List of Warming Centers:

  • South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Parker Memorial, 2621 Main Street: Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pope Park, 30 Pope Park Drive: Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

The Hartford Public Library is available for residents and visitors Below are hours of operation.

  • Hartford Downtown Library, 500 Main Street: Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: Friday and Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Barbour Branch, 281 Barbour Street: Friday and Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue: Friday and Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: Friday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Goodwin, 460 New Britain Avenue: Friday and Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mark Twain Branch, 55 Forest Street: Friday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Park Street Branch, 744 Park Street: Friday 12:30pm - 5:00pm 
  • SAND/Ropkins Branch, 1750 Main Street: Friday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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