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Route 3 Traffic and Development Study

Project Overview:

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and the Town of Rocky Hill have completed this study to address transportation deficiencies along the Route 3 corridor and surrounding areas in the Town of Rocky Hill.  The primary road segments included in the study area are Route 3 south of Route 160 (New Britain Avenue), West Street including its interchange with I-91 (Interchange 23), and Brook Street. 

The purpose of the study is to ensure safe and efficient operations of vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists within the study area.  A comprehensive review of existing and future traffic conditions has been performed to identify area needs and deficiencies.  In response, transportation recommendations have been developed under the guidance of a Technical Review/Steering Committee (TR/SC).  These concepts, which are described in the final report below, are the product of input from members of the public, business community, stakeholders, elected officials, and town staff.

Tighe & Bond, Inc. was the lead consultant for the study.

For more information please feel free to contact Robert Aloise, Project Manager, by email or at (860) 522-2217, ext. 214. 

Public Survey:

The public survey response period is now closed.  We thank you for your input and interest in the study!

Public Meetings:

The study has provided several opportunities for public comment including four public meetings held at critical milestones throughout the study.  Meeting information is provided below:


  December 8, 2010 Agenda Summary Handout Meeting Video
  June 21, 2011 Agenda Summary Handout Presentation
  February 14, 2012 Agenda Summary Handout Presentation
          Meeting Video
  November 13, 2012 Agenda Summary Handout

Meeting Video

Chamber of Commerce Meetings:

The study team provided updates to and requested feedback from the Chamber of Commerce during the alternatives development phase.  Information on these sessions is provided below:


  January 12, 2012 Presentation
  November 8, 2012 Presentation
Town Council Presentations:

Two Town Councilors, Larrye de Bear and Frank Szeps, served on the study advisory committee (TR/SC), taking an active role in the development of recommendations.  The study team presented to the full Council during the alternatives development phase and also at the close of the study to describe the full set of recommendations.  Additional details on these meetings are provided below:


  February 6, 2012 Agenda Summary Handout Presentation
  December 3, 2012 Agenda Summary Handout Presentation
Final Report

The Final Report has been prepared to address transportation deficiencies and needs within the study area.  The report is a result of comprehensive data collection, technical analysis, and concept development efforts, which relied heavily on an extensive public outreach program.  

A summary of the public outreach efforts is included in Appendix C, and involved public input on the draft study report summarized at the November 13, 2012 public meeting and posted on this webpage for comment on November 2, 2012 and December 17, 2012 (with revisions based on public meeting comments).

If you have any questions regarding this completed study, please send them to Mr. Robert Aloise at

*Draft Report Posted November 2, 2012, revised December 17, 2012; Final Report Posted July 5, 2013.

Executive Summary

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Existing Condition Assessment

Section 3: Future Condition Assessment

Section 4: Recommendations

Section 5: Implementation Plan

Appendix A - Report Graphics

Appendix B - Summary of Other Screened Improvements
Appendix C - Public Outreach Summary

Technical Review and Steering Committee:

The Technical Review / Steering Committee (TR/SC) has provided guidance throughout the study process.  This Committee includes representatives of Connecticut DOT, CRCOG, and the Town of Rocky Hill.

TR/SC Meeting Materials :

  November 10, 2010 Agenda Summary
  January 19, 2011 Agenda Summary
  February 23, 2011 Agenda Summary
  May 11, 2011 Agenda Summary
  June 14, 2011 Agenda Summary
  November 9, 2011 Agenda Summary
  January 10, 2012 Agenda Summary
  September 12, 2012 Agenda Summary
  October 31, 2012 Agenda Summary



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