Monday, May 27, 2024

Town Meeting on Railroad Improvement

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by State Representative Joe Gresko, (D)

121st Connecticut House District

Dear Neighbor,
I just wanted to let you know that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will hold a hybrid public information meeting on two state projects impacting Stratford.

This event, which will take place on Tuesday, April 25th, at 7:00 P.M,. aims to provide the community with an opportunity to learn about the projects and have an open discussion regarding the proposed improvements. It will be held at Stratford Town Hall Council Chambers, Room 211 (2725 Main Street). The meeting will address the following:

• Project No. 300-214 TIME-1
o The purpose of the TIME-1 project is to increase the Maximum Authorized Speed (MAS) of a three-mile section of Metro-North Railroad (MNRR) in the cities of Bridgeport and Stratford from 70 mph to 90 mph.
• Project No. 301-550 New Interlockings
o The New Interlockings project aims to construct a new interlock and add to an existing interlock. The new interlock built in Stratford, CP-259 (Change Point), is located within the TIME-1 project area and will allow for improved train operations and high-speed track changes.
Please register for the virtual public information meeting at this Zoom link:
.https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__1R_2P9YQhSMsGZmXFLsQQ?utm_#/registration

Additionally, it will be live-streamed on YouTube.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2025 based on funding availability, acquisition of rights of way, and approval of permit(s). These projects are anticipated to be undertaken with both federal and state funds.

Members of the public can submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meeting. Please email comments and questions or call (860) 594- 2020.

Alternatively, you can contact Haresh Dholakia, Transportation Supervising Engineer at (860) 594-3173. All questions and comments must be submitted by Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me at the Capitol at 860-842-0363 or email me at Joseph.Gresko@cga.ct.gov.

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