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Posted on: May 2, 2012

[ARCHIVED] 5/2/2012 - DOT Public Workshops concerning the Merritt Parkway Multi-use Trail Feasibility Study

The Department of Transportation will be conducting three (3) Public Workshops concerning the Merritt Parkway Multi-use Trail feasibility study as follows:

•    Westport - Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Westport Police Department, Police Headquarters Classroom, 50 Jesup Road, Westport, Connecticut (entrance located in the rear of building).  The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    Trumbull - Monday, May 14, 2012, Trumbull Library, Community Room, 33 Quality Street, Trumbull, Connecticut.  The workshop will begin at 7:00 p.m.

•    Norwalk - Thursday, May 17, 2012, Norwalk High School, Cafeteria, 55 County Street Norwalk, Connecticut. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The project is identified as State Project Number 173-410.

The study will consider a trail that would span the entire 37.5 miles of the Merritt Parkway, stretching from the New York State border in the Town of Greenwich to the Sikorsky Bridge and Housatonic River in the Town of Stratford.  The trail would primarily be located within the undeveloped highway right-of-way, utilizing the wooded buffer that exists between the roadway and abutting properties.

The workshops are being held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this feasibility study.

Deaf and hearing impaired persons wishing to attend this meeting and requiring an interpreter, must make arrangements by contacting the Department’s Office of Communications at (860) 594-3062 (voice only) at least five working days prior to the meeting.

Department personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this study. More detailed information is available at www.ct.gov/DOT/MerrittTrailStudy.  Anyone wishing to discuss the project may contact Mr. William Britnell at (860) 594-3274 or by e-mail at William.Britnell@ct.gov.