Public invited to attend Heritage Trail virtual meeting

Public invited to attend Heritage Trail virtual meeting



The Department of Transportation will conduct a Virtual Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed Farmington Canal Heritage Trail – Phase 1, Town Line Road to Norton Park project on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

The purpose of the project is to construct a multi-use trail known as the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail through the Town of Plainville in order to close the final remaining gap in the Connecticut section of trail. The Connecticut share of the FCHT consists of a 54-mile section connecting New Haven through Suffield, terminating at the Massachusetts border.

The entirety of the Connecticut trail section is either complete, in construction, or approaching final design, excluding the remaining 5-mile gap in the Town of Plainville. The 5-mile gap is proposed to be closed in three project phases. Phase 1 includes construction of 0.75 miles of multi-use trail between Town Line Road and Norton Park. Municipal and private property acquisitions will be required for construction of the proposed multi-use trail.

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2023 based on the availability of funding, acquisition of rights of way and approval of permit(s). The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $4.25 million and is anticipated to be undertaken with 100 percent State funds.

The June 22 public meeting will be live streamed via Microsoft Teams Live Event and YouTube Live. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Instructions on how to access the meeting and how to provide comments or ask questions can be found at the project webpage, portal.ct.gov/DOTPlainville109-173.

The meeting is being held to provide the public and local community the opportunity to offer comments or ask questions regarding the proposed project. Persons with limited internet access may request that project information be mailed to them by contacting William Hogan: william.hogan@ct.gov, 860-594-2575.

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