Government Public Works

Temporary Closure Planned for Stretch of Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford

Large trees like this one that has fallen across Trout Brook south of Fern Street can cause a problem in the event of a flood, Dir. of Public Works John Phillips said. Photo credit: RonnI Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Tree removal will require the closure of lanes on Trout Brook Drive between May 2-5.

By Ronni Newton

The Town of West Hartford’s Public Works and Engineering will be removing hazardous trees along a portion of the west side of Trout Brook Drive, requiring the closure of the southbound lanes between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on May 2-4.

“Trees to be removed are dead, diseased, or obstruct the future alignment of Trout Brook Trail,” the town said in an announcement. “Most of these trees present a safety risk to the motoring public on Trout Brook Drive, as well as future trail users.”

The southbound lane of Trout Brook Drive between Asylum Avenue and Fern Street will be closed beginning Monday, May 2. A detour will be in place through May 4, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., with the project dependent on the weather. Access for residents will be provided in the northbound travel lanes.

Additional tree work is planned for a stretch of Trout Brook Drive, between Fern Street and Farmington Avenue, on May 5, weather dependent. One lane in each direction will be open to traffic that day.

Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes if possible due to expected delays.

Any questions about the tree removal project can be directed to Public Works at 860-561-8100. Questions about Trout Brook Trail can be directed to Engineering at 860-561-7540.

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