Road work on Cooke Street planned; public information session at April 15 at council meeting

April 1, 2014

The Town of Plainville is proposing to reconstruct the pavement on Cooke Street from New Britain Avenue, Route 372, to the Farmington town Line. The project is in the semi- final design stage. The semi-final design construction plans will be presented to the Plainville Town Council for their consideration. Construction funds for this project will be provided by the Connecticut Department of Transportation under the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program.
It is the Town’s and State’s policy to keep the public informed and involved when such projects are undertaken. It is important that the community shares its concerns and comments to assist in the project’s development.
The Town of Plainville is proposing to mill the existing pavement surface to a depth of five (5) inches on Cooke Street from New Britain Avenue, Route 372, to the Farmington town line, approximately 5,500 linear feet and install a new pavement surface. Other proposed construction activities include the repair of a failed sewer trench, construction of pedestrian ramps and installation of new pavement markings.
A preliminary assessment of the construction costs indicate the project costs will be approximately $1,200,000. It is anticipated that the State of Connecticut will provide 100 percentof the construction funding through the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program, (LOTCIP). The Town of Plainville anticipates the construction of this project will be initiated during the fall of 2014 or spring 2015. The duration of the project is expected to take 120 days.
Anyone interested in obtaining further information or providing input may do so by contacting John R. Bossi, director of Technical Services at (860) 793-0221 ext. 220 Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thursday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Friday between the hour of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., at bossi@plainville-ct.gov or by attending a Public Informational Meeting on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in Room 304 of the Municipal Center.