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Route 25 & 111 Study
This Engineering and Planning Study will identify strategies to improve traffic operations along the Route 25 and 111 corridors in northern Trumbull and Monroe, especially during peak commuting hours. Routes 25 and 111 are regionally significant corridors that serve local businesses, employers, schools, medical facilities and retailers located in Trumbull, Monroe and Newtown. The corridors provide connections to the Merritt Parkway, the Route 8/25 Expressway, Route 34, Interstate 84 and intersecting local and collector roads. In addition to traffic congestion, the study will also identify strategies to address:
Draft Existing and Future Conditions reports are in development.
Advisory Committee and Public Meetings are anticipated for Spring, 2017
- Safety issues and measures to mitigate deficiencies.
- Appropriate accommodations for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users.Mitigation of potential impacts to environmental resources.
- Future development potential along the Corridors.
- Access to businesses, employers & services.
- Route 25: At its intersection with Route 111, Route 25 is classified as a Principal Arterial by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Route 25 in northern Trumbull and Monroe experiences extensive congestion and significantly long queued traffic during peak hours. In Trumbull, the closely spaced intersections of Tashua and Spring Hill Road operate as a cluster intersection and create a pinch point. Queues extend several hundred feet along Route 25 in each direction, often reaching the Route 111 intersection. In Monroe, the intersection with Victoria Drive also becomes congested. Curb cuts, numerous intersections and significant traffic volumes from side streets cause poor traffic operations and slow corridor progression in the Judd Hill/Old Newtown Road and Route 59/Easton Road area.
- Route 111: Route 111 is classified as a Minor Arterial throughout the study area. Although less congested than Route 25, the Route 111 corridor is moderately congested during peak hours in the four lane section in southern Monroe and northern Trumbull. Farther north, such as at the intersection with Purdy Hill Road, congestion is also experienced during peak hours.