Farmington Avenue will have bike lanes after repaving by City of West Hartford – We-Ha

Farmington Avenue, west of West Hartford Center, will be repaved starting May 11, the city announced.

By Ronni Newton

A section of Farmington Avenue in West Hartford – between Mountain Road and Wardwell Road – will be repaved and bike lanes and a two-way left-turn lane (TWLTL) will be added and on-street parking will be eliminated, the engineer announced. Municipal Greg Sommer. .

The work, which is due to begin on May 11, will last approximately two weeks and will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. During this time, the roadway must be clear of any parked vehicle.

The roadway will be open to local residential traffic, as well as emergency vehicles, delivery trucks and school buses during construction, and motorists are urged to follow all construction signs.

The milling will take place first, and the sections that have been milled will be repaved a few days later. Sommer urged motorists to “use caution, be alert for elevated manhole structures and reduce speed when passing through the work area.”

Once paving is complete, the roadway will be reconfigured with new markings to incorporate on-street bike lanes in accordance with the City’s Comprehensive Street Policy adopted by City Council in 2015, which specified Farmington Avenue as one city ​​bike paths.

The Engineering Division consulted with the city’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Commission, in accordance with the Compete Streets policy, before finalizing plans for the new roadway configuration, which will also include replacing the brick pavers currently in place. place in the center of Farmington Avenue with a TWLTL and the elimination of on-street parking. The illustration above shows the “before and after” configuration.

Instructions for proper use of the TWLTL, which is currently in place on North Main Street as well, can be found here.

Any questions can be directed to Sommer at [email protected] or 860-561-7543.

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