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The state Department of Transportation has scheduled a public information session in Newtown on a planned drainage improvement project. The work is planned for state property along a section of Interstate-84 in Sandy Hook, near Bungalow Terrace in Riverside.


The informational session will be held at the senior center at 6:30pm.


The $850,000 construction project is intended to repair and improve a deteriorated large underground culvert that carries Pole Bridge Brook underground. The water flow eventually discharges into the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River.


The repair work will involve installing a corrugated metal plate pipe liner within the existing pipe. Access to the site for construction workers will be from westbound I-84’s shoulder, and not expected to interfere with traffic flow. The project is not scheduled to start until the spring of 2020.

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