This project was conceived in 2018 to resurface Robbins Avenue and Maple Hill Avenue using grant funds (to extend the TON road CIP budget) and add bike lanes in the corridor. Town staff assessed the project corridor and grant requirement and prepared the grant application in 2018. CDOT committed to funding the project in June 2019. Throughout the design process in 2019 and 2020, project development was communicated via public meetings, neighborhood meetings, letters, and Town Council meetings. Corridor improvements consist of: drainage, sidewalk, curb, traffic signals as well as resurfacing and adding dedicated bike lanes. Robbins Avenue will be widened locally between Main and Walsh, Clifford and Willard, and Vivian and Maple Hill in the Town right-of-way. Robbins Avenue between Main and Willard will consist of a bike lane in both directions, one vehicle travel lane in both directions, and a two way left turn lane for access to driveways and local roads (similar to John Downey Drive in New Britain). The path between Vivian and Maple Hill will be reconstructed. The project is estimated to cost about $2,742,000. Funding is provided by CDOT. We anticipate bidding the project in summer 2021 with construction starting in Fall 2021 and finishing in Spring 2022. The Town prepared preliminary design drawings. VHB prepared final design construction documents. Thank you to CDOT, CTtransit, and CRCOG staff for assistance with reviewing and coordinating this project. Contact the Town Engineer (Gary Fuerstenberg, PE) at 860-665-8572 with questions.
Maple Hill Ave and Robbins Ave Plans Issued for Construction