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CT DOT Met With Meriden Residents to Discuss Railroad Grade Improvements

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation held an informational meeting Wednesday evening to discuss the railroad grade crossing improvements to take place in Meriden in late 2014.

As a part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program, improvements will be made at railroad grade crossings over the next two years in Meriden.  The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) conducted a Public Information Meeting concerning the railroad grade crossing improvements on Wednesday at the Meriden Public Library.

Improvements to four railroad crossings in Meriden will include installation of new pedestrian gates for improved safety. There will also be approach roadway and traffic signal improvements at the grade crossings located on Cooper Street, East Main Street, Cross Street, and Britannia Street/North Colony Street. The wayside horns will reduce noise at the South Colony Street crossing, officials stated. 

The existing crossing at Brooks Street during construction of the new Meriden Station. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2014 and be completed in late 2016.  The approximate cost of the work is $1,200,000 and is funded by the Federal Rail Administration through grants from the State of Connecticut.

Site plans and more detailed information is available for review in the City Engineer's Office in Meriden.  Mr. Eric Bergeron, Project Engineer, may be reached at (860) 594-3152 for further questions.

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