2020 Paving Program
The City of Norwich in conjunction with hired Contractor, Charles Pasteryak Jr. Inc. will strive to pave a total of 6 miles of roads in 2020. The Howard Brown Memorial Park was re-paved in May. The following roads in Greenville will be reconstructed in the months of June and July: Prospect Street (9th Street to Central Ave.), 12th Street, 11th Street,10th Street, 9th Street, 8th Street, and 7th Street (all from Central Ave. to North Main Street), 6th Street (Durfey St. to Shetucket River), 5th Street (Page to Prospect), 4th Street (Gilmour to Shetucket River), 3rd Street (Central to North Main Street), Gilmour Street, Page Street, Golden Street (North of Hickory), and South Golden Street.
Additional roads which will be paved later in the construction season include Patrick Place, Lauren Lane, Woodlawn Terrace, Teddy Lane, Country Drive, Stonecliff Lane, and Carey Lane in the West Great Plain area. Coit Street, Ann Street, Fairmont Street, Pearl St., Monroe Street, Alms House Lane, and Grant Court on the West side. Freeman Ave., Warren Street, Vine Street, Chestnut Street, Willow Street, Spaulding Street, Otis Street, Francis Place, and Perkins Ave. in the Central Area, and School Street in Taftville.
Rehabilitation of the Sunnyside Street Bridge
The rehabilitation of the historic Sunnyside Street Bridge in the Yantic Village began April 13, 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, installing a pre-cast concrete deck, and resurfacing the road. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2020. 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).
Replacement of the Sherman Street Bridges
The Final Design work is now underway. Because of the complexity of project, the design and permitting phase will last through 2021, with construction expected to start in 2022. The construction phase will likely last two years, with closure of the bridges anticipated during the summer construction months. There was a public informational meeting, held in December 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 design has been completed, and the Plans are being reviewed by the CT Department of Transportation before bidding. Construction is expected to start in the summer 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. The final design plans are 90% complete, and construction is anticipated for late summer of 2020.
Playground installation in Greenville (165 Golden Street)
The City of Norwich through a CDBG grant is in the process of installing a modern playground and fitness equipment station at the former Greenville Elementary School Site. Older, outdated play equipment was removed by Public Works crews. The new playground equipment was purchased and is being installed by M.E. O’Brien and Sons, Inc.
Taftville Park Pavilion
Also through a CDBG grant the City of Norwich is installing a 20 x 24 Pavilion at the Taftville Park. This pavilion will provide much needed shelter from the heat for park patrons during the hot days of summer. The new pavilion will be adjacent to the large Playscape which was constructed two years ago. The City has received positive feedback from Taftville residents.
Yantic Street Parking Lot
The construction of a small eight space parking lot adjacent to the Lower Falls Dam (Uncas Leap), was completed in May of 2020. This parking lot will replace the existing unimproved lot adjacent to the old mill buildings, one of which, the brick one was previously demolished.
Mohegan Park Bathrooms
Renovations to the Mohegan Park Bathrooms were completed in April.
23 Union Street – ADA Entrance and Remodeling
The renovations at 23 Union Street including a new entrance and ADA accessibility have begun and should be completed in June.
(Updated May 2020)