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City Will Unveil New Interactive Project Website Tuesday Night

Soon, the wrecking balls will roll in, sidewalks will be torn up as the city begins a number of simultaneous projects in Downtown Meriden. A new website will track them.

Updated 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18

Meriden will be starting on a number of major construction projects in its downtown business district in the next year – everything from West Main to . During the process, residents will likely want to know which streets to avoid, and what the heck is that wrecking ball doing there?!?

To help residents navigate the projects and see how they connect, city staff have created a website with an interactive map that will provide up-to-date information on each endeavor. On Tuesday night, the city will unveil the site at its Economic Development, Housing and Zoning meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall. 

"A lot of the pieces are coming together in Meriden," City Councilor Brian Daniels said. "Shovels are going to be in the ground starting the first of next year. We wanted to have a comprehensive map of downtown so people could see how it fit together."

On the map, all it takes is one click on a project icon and you'll see a host of information – when it started, how it was funded, when it will be done, and what's left to do, according to Daniels.

The site will be fully live sometime before the end of the year, officials said. A link will likely be on the lower left corner of the city's website where the current projects are logged on PDF.

Ross Gulino October 18, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Make sure staff makes our money go as far as it can!!! It appears that our engineering department is not going as far as was originally planned. As I understand it they have cut the project back to the corner of West Main and North 2nd St. There are no further plans for the rest of West Main... Call City Hall and express your concerns. I for one would rather see us skip some of the extravigant Stamped concrete, park like benches, bump outs and other expensive features that we will struggle to maintain. By simplifing the project we can clean up more of West Main Street with the same money!!! Go take a look at North 2nd street to the west... We can not leave that strip as it is!!!!!!!!!! CALL CITY HALL!!!!! Lawrence Kendzior, City Manager Phone: 203.630.4123

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