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September 28, 2023
CT DOT is performing an emergency repair of the embankment where the train trestle crosses Baileyville Road (Rt 147). Original plans called for allowing alternating traffic to continue on Rt 147 as it did this summer when they were taking core samples and soil samples. The results of the soil samples require excavation of a portion of Rt 147. This therefore requires the closure of the road at that junction for 8-10 weeks starting October 9th.
CT DOT will be joining the Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday evening October 2, 2023, at 6:30 PM in room 2 of the Community Center to discuss the plan and answer questions. Public is invited to attend.
What this means for us:
Baileyville Road will remain open to local traffic in both directions all the way down to Long Hill Road. Long Hill Road will be closed to and from Baileyville Road. We can continue down Rt 147 as we normally would and enter and exit onto Lake Road, Powder Hill Road, West Street, High Street, and Way Road.
Those folks living on Baileyville Road and Main Street “in the triangle” will be able to access their properties by coming on and off Main Street.
I anticipate that this construction will increase traffic on several feeder roads - most notably West Street, Jackson Hill Road, and Peters Lane. Our resident troopers will be focusing on traffic control on those roads to try and help control speeding. I ask all residents to please be considerate and drive the speed limit on these (and all roads). Our neighbors live and walk on these roads.
The State of Connecticut is only allowed to detour traffic onto state roads (Rt 157/Main Street and Rt 66), so the signage they’re putting up is a little confusing to us locals.
Robert C. Yamartino
Town of Middlefield, Connecticut