Replacement of the Sherman Street Bridges
The preliminary design work is now underway. Because of the complexity of the project, the design and permitting phase will last through 2020, with construction expected to start in 2022. The construction phase will likely last two years, with the closure of the bridges anticipated during the summer construction months. As plans are further developed, there will be a public informational meeting, and handouts in late 2019.
Rehabilitation of the Sunnyside Street Bridge
The design for the rehabilitation of the historic Sunnyside Street Bridge in the Yantic Village is complete. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2020. The project includes repair of the parapet walls that flank both sides of the bridge, repair of stone turrets on the south side of the bridge, relocating overhead utilities, and resurfacing the road. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is funding 80% of the project cost through the Federal Local Bridge Program, which is administered by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).
Norwich Avenue Sidewalks
Construction has been completed on this sidewalk project, which is being funded through a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $183,000. The sidewalks run from McKay St. northerly to Hunters Road. The project includes sidewalks and granite curbing.
ADA Entrance for Youth Services
This ADA project is being funded through a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $60,000. The project involves improving the entrance to the recently relocated Youth Services Office in the Recreation building. The project will include a raised platform entrance and ramp from a new handicap parking space. The design for this project has been completed. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2020.
Dunham Street Reconstruction
The Public Works Dept. obtained a Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP), grant for the reconstruction of Dunham Street. The survey and design have been completed. We are anticipating construction to start in the spring of 2020.
Downtown Traffic Improvements
The City of Norwich has received a Community Connectivity Grant in the amount of $400,000 to improve Franklin Square by reducing pedestrian hazard areas, and improving traffic access through downtown by installing a round-about at the intersection of Main Street and Franklin Street to accommodate two way traffic along Franklin Street all the way to Main Street. Construction is anticipated for the summer of 2020.
(Updated October 2019)