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DOT Seeks To Improve Retaining Wall Along Route 53 In Weston

WESTON, Conn. -- The state is seeking to increase road safety by improving or replacing a retaining wall on Route 53/Newtown Turnpike in Weston.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Office of Engineering is developing the plans. The purpose of this project is to provide road safety for the traveling public by proposing to improve/replace the retaining wall, which is showing signs of deterioration. This project was initiated as part of the Department’s Retaining Wall Rehabilitation Program.

The present schedule indicates that the design will be completed in December, with construction anticipated to start in the spring 2014. The project will be paid for 100 percent with state funds. The DOT's policy to keep the public informed and involved when such projects are undertaken. It is important that the community share its concerns to assist in the project’s development. At this time, it is not anticipated that a formal public hearing will be necessary.

Anyone interested in receiving information on this project may do so by contacting Timothy M. Wilson, Manager of Highway Design, at 860-594-3189, or by email at Timothy.Wilson@ct.gov. Make reference to State Project No. 0157-0084, Retaining Wall Improvement/Replacement, Town of Weston.

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