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MDC Updating Entryway at Reservoir #6

Progress of construction of turnaround in parking area of MDC Reservoir #6. Courtesy photo (we-ha.com file photo)

The second parking lot at the Metropolitan District Commission Reservoir #6 will reopen once construction of a new security gate has been completed.

Rendering of parking updates at MDC Reservoir #6. Courtesy image


The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) and its contractor recently began a security gate improvement project at the parking lot entrance to Reservoir # 6 on Route 44/Albany Avenue in West Hartford.

Lift gates are being installed to better regulate parking lot access and maintain the safety and security of those who utilize the parking area. Additionally, a turnaround feature is being added to the lot to allow for vehicles to safely return to Route 44 if the gate is closed. This will prevent vehicles from having to back up to exit the lot.

Upon completion of the construction, currently scheduled for the end of November, the MDC will re-open parking access to the lot located in the Bloomfield area of Reservoir #6, adjacent to the Water Treatment Facility, located approximately 1.4 miles from the Route 44 entrance. The lot was closed earlier this year to limit parking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a reminder, per the Connecticut Department of Public Health, anyone using public watershed recreational areas in Connecticut, such as MDC’s West Hartford Reservoir and Reservoir #6 in Bloomfield, must maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more when walking, hiking, jogging or biking.

The MDC thanks everyone for their cooperation, which has allowed us to keep our employees and recreation area users safe during this difficult time.

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