A Public Informational Meeting was held by the state Department of Transportation this week about proposed intersection improvements for Route 25 and Pecks Lane in Newtown.
There are several parts to the plan including elimination of a connector roadway, realigning Pecks Lane to intersect Route 25 at a 60-degree angle--south of the existing intersection, and an extension of the southbound bypass shoulder on Route 25 from the Cedar Hill Road intersection through the proposed Pecks Lane realigned intersection. The proposed changes means drainage will be have to adjusted. A stone wall at 128 South Main Street will have to be removed.
Sight line improvements are also being proposed.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2018. The estimated construction cost is $2.2 million with 80-percent coming from federal funds. The balance will be paid for with state funds.