A public informational meeting on the Park Road and I-84 interchange operational and safety improvements is scheduled for April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Submitted by the Town of West Hartford
The Town of West Hartford Engineering Division has developed preliminary design plans to reconfigure the Park Road at Interstate 84 (Exit 43) interchange area to improve intersection capacity, efficiency, and safety.
The project involves the relocation of the Interstate 84 off-ramp so it is adjacent to the existing on-ramp. The ramp relocation will improve traffic flow and alleviate congestion.
The off-ramp will also be re-graded and widened to provide an additional left turn lane, which will increase capacity and improve the off-ramp safety. Park Road will also be widened on the south side to create an additional travel lane and left turn lanes.
Pedestrian and bicyclist enhancements will also be incorporated into the project.
Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2017. A plan of the proposed improvements is available on the Town’s website www.westhartfordct.gov/ParkRoad.
Based upon the preliminary design, the construction costs for the project are estimated to be $5,100,000 with Federal funds providing 80 percent of the costs ($4,080,000), and the State and Town each providing 10 percent ($510,000). The Town of West Hartford will design and administer the project.
The Town of West Hartford will hold a public informational meeting to explain the project and receive comments on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in Room 400 at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street. (This meeting location is ADA compliant.)
It is important that the community provide feedback to assist in the project’s development. Those who are unable to attend the public information meeting are encouraged to contact the West Hartford Engineering Division at (860) 561-7540 to provide input, as well as obtain more information about the project.
Deaf and hearing impaired persons wishing to attend the meeting and requiring an interpreter may make arrangements by contacting the Engineering Division at (860) 561-7540 at least five working days prior to the meeting.