WEST HARTFORD — Construction continues at the intersection of Park Road at Trout Brook Drive. The contractor has paved the north side of Park Road and the intersection of Trout Brook Drive. This area was paved a couple of inches low to accommodate a final course of pavement on Park Road over the full limits of the project later this summer. Motorists should use caution when driving through the project area as there will be raised utility structures.
A new traffic pattern is in place on Park Road to accommodate phase 6 construction, which includes the south side of Park Road and the Trout Brook Drive intersection. The traffic pattern is similar to the previous detour set-up (see plan below). Park Road will remain closed to westbound traffic 24 hours per day between Quaker Lane South and the I-84 ramps. Trout Brook Drive will be closed to southbound traffic 24 hours per day between Boulevard and Park Road. Trout Brook will also be closed to northbound traffic between White Ave. and Park Road. Eastbound traffic on Park Road will be able to turn left to travel north on Trout Brook Drive or proceed straight, but will not be able to turn right.
Motorists are strongly encouraged to avoid the project area, seek alternate routes, and expect delays. Interchange 41 (South Main Street) and 44 (Prospect Ave./Kane Street) are suggested alternatives. Signed detours will be in place and local access to residential properties and businesses will be maintained at all times. This detour is expected to be in place for 2 to 3 weeks.
The seventh and final phase of the roadway work will include the final pavement surface of Park Road over the entire limits of the project. This work is expected to occur around the end of August and will occur at night to minimize traffic impacts. The remaining landscaping is expected to be installed in September and will bring the project to substantial completion.
The Town thanks you, the motoring public and especially the nearby residents for your continued patience and cooperation throughout this project.