from the Town of Stonington Selectman’s Office
We are in the final stages of the Pawcatuck Streetscape project right now. We are very appreciative of the patience shown by the travelling public as we carry out this project.
In the next month or so, CL&P will install 13 new decorative lights from the railroad bridge up to Lester Avenue. They will be the same lights as the ones we have from the Railroad Bridge to the river. We will also be getting two new double fixture lights; one across from CC Obrien’s and the other over by the APizzo restaurant. We will also install new signage that will help better inform drivers as they go through the newly designed intersection.
There will also be flag inserts every 50 feet on both sides of West Broad Street from the Pawcatuck River to Lester Avenue so we can line the street with American Flags on special occasions.
The DOT stated that they are planning on paving this road next year. This would be a continuation of the work that was just completed at the end of Route 234. All of the new pavement markings will be reinstalled once DOT does their paving.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony in October.
The official kick-off for a $910,000 project funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), began with a groundbreaking ceremony on September 14 at Mystic River Park. Work will extend along U.S Route 1 from the Drawbridge to a point just east of the Willow Street intersection, to also include portions of Holmes Street and Cottrell Street. The project calls for new ADA compliant sidewalks, relocated crosswalks, granite curbing, cobblestone-type pavers, new roadway pavement and storm water drainage, benches, bicycle racks and wayfinding signage. Historical style lighting will also be installed on existing utility poles from the Drawbridge to the Civil War Monument. Construction will be carried out by the qualified low bidder, Milton C. Beebe & Sons, Inc., Storrs. Similar to their role on the Pawcatuck Streetscape Project, Urban Engineers, Inc., Hartford, will provide project coordination and construction inspection. Pat McLaughlin will be the chief inspector. He will be on-site every day that construction is taking place, and can be reached at 860.213.7807.
Construction is scheduled to take place September 30th through November 10th. There may be a winter shutdown prior to repaving the street. If this occurs, work will begin again approximately April 1, 2010 and take three weeks for completion.