The Town of Fairfield’s Engineering Department announced today that roadway construction will begin on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, or shortly thereafter, on U.S. Route 1 (Kings Highway East) between Chambers Street and Villa Avenue in Fairfield.
The project includes curb relocation and replacement, widened sidewalks, a new stamped concrete median, new driveway ramps and pedestrian ramp improvements on Kings Highway East between Chambers Street and Villa Avenue.
The work also includes drainage improvements, minor traffic signal revisions and landscaping improvements including a pocket park. In addition, new signage will be installed throughout the project area along with lane striping revisions.
The purpose and need for the project is to address the deficient sidewalk network through the project area to improved pedestrian access and safety.
This is a Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Project, No. 50-218, that was awarded to Colonna Masonry Concrete & Asphalt Paving LLC on June 28, 2018. The project is scheduled to be completed on July 19, 2019.
Lane Closure Information:
Kings Highway East (U.S. Route 1)
No interference with two lanes of operating traffic in either direction Monday through Friday between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM and Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
All Other Roadways
No interference with one lane of operating traffic in either direction Monday through Friday between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM and Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM. The Contractor may be allowed to maintain an alternating one-way traffic operation Monday through Friday between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
The updated (8/9/18) schedule has the Contractor working along U.S. Route 1 (Kings Highway East) from Villa Avenue to Fairchild Avenue in 2018 and from Fairchild Avenue to Chambers Street in 2019.
Plans are available for viewing at the Fairfield Engineering Department or on the Town website at www.fairfieldct.org/filestorage/10726/13912/15829/17604/60140/65102/2018-49_DRAWINGS-_Kings_Highway.pdf.
For questions or information, please contact the Town’s Engineering Department at 203-256-3015.