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DOT Meeting To Explain Plan To Improve East Main Street In Bridgeport

This area, Route 127 and Evers Street, is where the proposed construction would take place.
This area, Route 127 and Evers Street, is where the proposed construction would take place. Photo Credit: Google Maps

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Connecticut Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting regarding proposed safety improvements on East Main Street/Route 127 in the vicinity of Evers Street in Bridgeport.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Bridgeport City Hall, City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. A design presentation will begin at 7 p.m. with a question and answer period immediately following. 

The proposed improvements include roadside grading and roadway adjustments to provide adequate sight distances on Route 127. The project will also include sliver widening on Route 127 and provide a southbound bypass on Route 127 at Evers Street. Partial acquisitions and easements will be required from Beardsley Park to provide the required sight distances. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2019 and completed in fall of the same year. 

The estimated construction cost for the state designed project is approximately $3.5 million with 90 percent federal funds and 10 percent state funds. The public informational meeting is being held to offer a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have. 

Deaf and hearing impaired persons wishing to attend this meeting and requiring an interpreter must make arrangements by contacting the Department’s Office of Communications at (860) 594-3062 at least five working days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to request for assistance. 

More detailed information is available at the Department’s Office of Engineering at 2800 Berlin Turnpike in Newington.

Anyone wishing to discuss the project may contact William W. Britnell at (860)-594-3275 or by e-mail at Plans are also available for review at the Bridgeport City Hall, City Engineer’s Office.

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