Comments on the Long Ridge Road Realignment Project can be submitted until February 16th. Redding officials say after the comment period has closed, the state Department of Transportation and engineers from consulting firm Milone and MacBroom will appear before Redding's boards and commissions for local permits and approvals.
The work will reconstruct and realign Side Cut Road, Long Ridge Road, and Simpaug Turnpike in the area of the grade crossing. It's meant to better accommodate low clearance vehicles, improve sight distances and address localized flooding.
Construction is slated to begin in the Spring of 2019, based on the availability of funding. The estimated construction cost for this project is $2 million, with 90-percent paid for with Federal Funds.
Eversource and Frontier are reviewing design plans for moving utility poles. The work will impact the railroad tracks so Metro North is being consulted.