Edison Road serves businesses in a small industrial park. The roadway originally intersected Prindle Hill Road to the north and terminated in a cul-de-sac. When the Town of Orange and the Orange Economic Development Corporation wanted to stimulate development in the area by extending the roadway, they turned to Benesch to provide design and construction inspection services.
Benesch prepared designs and contract documents for the 2,300-foot roadway extension project. Designs included widening at the Marsh Hill Road end to accommodate left- and right-turn lanes and the relocation of the driveway from the former Bindley-Western property from Marsh Hill Road to the extension. The new two-lane roadway is 40 feet wide with a 10-foot shelf on each side. Water service was installed within the right-of way, along with a new storm drainage system and sanitary sewer. Survey, local and state environmental permitting, public involvement and construction inspection services were also provided.
The project opened up 60+ acres of adjacent land for potential development and was funded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.