Benesch is currently providing preliminary and final design services for the reconstruction of Willowbrook Road. Approximately 1,800 feet of the roadway from Route 372 north to just past Eastview Drive will be reconstructed. The project’s goal is to improve the pavement structure along with vehicular and pedestrian safety. Design improvements include filling the vertical curve just north of Route 372, widening Willowbrook Road at the intersection with Route 372 to provide a two-lane southbound approach, and the inclusion of sidewalk along the length of the improvements. An assessment of existing on-street parking is being undertaken to determine the feasibility of relocation onto private property. The project also includes the replacement of a 24” cross culvert located under the roadway and drainage improvements.
Benesch is also assisting the Town of Cromwell and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) with any necessary, State, Federal, and Local permit applications. Bidding and Construction phase services are also included in the scope of work. Benesch worked directly with the Town to complete and submit the LOMR for the project to FEMA. The completion of this critical path item was instrumental in keeping the project moving forward.