Please click on each of the following links for more information:
Potential Sanitary Sewer Project for the School Street Area / Documents from the AWPCA Public Hearing on Oct. 13, 2016
At the AWPCA October 13, 2016 meeting, a public hearing was conducted regarding their intention to extend sanitary sewers on School Street and New Road. The meeting included a presentation by the Town Engineer and was followed by a Q and A session. Below is a link to the presentation document.
Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 05850 - Old Wheeler Lane over Roaring Brook
June 10, 2016 Update The Rehabilitation project is about to begin in earnest as the contractor, Trademark Contractors, LLC out of Bristol CT mobilizes equipment and materials to the job site. Signs have been up for several weeks indicating that the work is scheduled to begin this coming week and that the road will be closed to through traffic starting on June 15th. All of the emergency response agencies and departments have been notified of the closure and will act accordingly as needed. The area of the road over and adjacent to the bridge will have its pavement milled, on Monday June 13th. An overall schedule for the project is included as a link below. This schedule is intended as a guide as projects like this one are weather dependent, however the road must be reopened to through traffic prior to school reopening in August.
April 6, 2016 Update: A letter to property owners on Old Wheeler Lane and adjoining streets (see link below) was sent which included updates to the construction schedule, providing an update to the project and noting the planned closure of Old Wheeler Lane to thru traffic from June 15 until August 26. Lovely Street (Route 177) and Country Club Road will be utilized as a detour route. Incidental work will likely continue into October, however the roadway will be open to thru traffic before school opens in late August. An excerpt of the final design plans is also included as a link below.
November 10, 2015 Update: The Town has received draft design alternatives from AI Engineers, the consultants hired for the project and have determined that a rehabilitation of the bridge superstructure is the most cost effective alternative. Accordingly, AI has worked to complete the design, which includes deck replacement, addition of safety railings, repair of storm drainage, installation of scour measures, and installation of approach guide rails. Included below is a digital file of the most recent copy of the plans. The project, which is being paid for with 20% local and 80% federal funds, is being considered for construction during the summer of 2016 (while school is not in session).
The Town of Avon conducted a Public Information Meeting for the rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Old Wheeler Lane over Roaring Brook on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7 pm. Please click on the following link for more information regarding this meeting and project, which was mailed to affected parcels.
Potential Sewer Project for the Paperchase and Hurdle Fence Neighborhood
March 9, 2017
Please click here to view the presentation from the AWPCA's public hearing and informational session from the Thursday, March 9 meeting.
February 16, 2017 Update
A public hearing and informational session is scheduled for Thursday, March 9 at 7 pm.
June 2, 2016 Update
A public hearing and informational session is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7 pm.
April 8, 2016 Update
The Engineering Department has postponed the April 14, 2016 informational meeting.
March 16, 2016 Update
The Engineering Department has completed the design of the sanitary sewers for the Paperchase Trail and Hurdle Fence Drive neighborhood. In order to have an accurate cost estimate for the project, we have gone out to bid for the project. The bids are currently due to be submitted at the end of March. This should give the Engineering Department enough time to evaluate the bids, determine if there are discrepancies, and proivde meaningful information to the neighborhood residents by the April 14th Avon Water Pollution Control Authority (AWPCA)meeting, which will be held at 7:00 pm.
November 10, 2015 update:
The Town has revised the gravity sewer design making it shallower at its deepest points with a goal of reducing costs. We have also met with a low-pressure sewer vendor and have gotten a preliminary design and budget estimate for the installation of low-pressure sewers in the neighborhood. Given the time of year, we have decided to solicit bids for the work, so that we can acquire true costs for the project. Once these are in hand, we will inform the residents and conduct another public information session.
At the Avon Water Pollution Control Authority meeting held on July 23, 2015, a presentation was made describing preliminary Engineering for the extension of public sanitary sewers to the Paperchase Trail / Hurdle Fence Drive neighborhood. Please click below to view/download the presentation and design map.
The Town is entering a preliminary design phase for the potential of connecting the Paperchase and Hurdle Fence neighborhood to the Town’s sanitary sewer line. Please click on the following link to read a letter that was sent to affected residents regarding the potential project.
- Letter to affected parcels (December 17, 2014)
- Letter to affected parcels (April 10, 2015)
- Letter to affected parcels (July 16, 2015)
Potential Sewer Project for Winding Lane / Stony Corners-South
Please click here to view the presentation from the AWPCA's public hearing and informational session from the Thursday, April 13, 2017 meeting.
A public hearing and informational session is scheduled for Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm.
Sanitary Sewer Infiltration and Inflow (I & I) Study
November 10, 2015 update: Due to the low ground water condition of late spring and through the summer, the project was put on hold. The next steps involve video capturing segments of the piping that showed the greatest amount of I&I with a goal of identifying leaking parts of the system. We anticipate continuing the project as groundwater rises.
The Town of Avon is working on a study to determine sources of Infiltration (from ground water) and Inflow (from rainwater) into the Town’s sewer collection system. The project began with the installation of temporary flow meters in select manholes around town. The project will also involve additional flow monitoring and testing to further refine and identify leaks in the system. Once the leaks have been identified, cost estimates to repair the system will be prepared and prioritized. The project is being funded using State Clean Water Fund grant and Avon sewer fund money, and is currently focusing on our sewered areas that flow into Farmington only. Additional information is available within the links below.
- Letter to affected parcels (March 31, 2014)
- Letter to affected parcels update (May 2, 2014)
- Letter to affected parcels (April 2015)
- Farmington Sewer Shed
Old Farms Road and Thompson Road Projects
November 10, 2015 update: After much deliberation with the Federal Highway Administration, Connecticut DOT, and CRCOG, it was determined that the best course of action for the Town and the school is to consider developing the relocation design as a collaborative project between the Town and the school. FHWA promoted this idea and is providing 90% of the funding for a Feasibility Study to determine the feasibility of relocating the road versus improving it within its current corridor. This study will provide several important pieces of information which will ultimately determine the viability of the project:
- Can the project be built within an Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) Category I permit?
- If it is, what will the estimated costs be to do that?
- What will the estimated costs be to rebuild the road within its current corridor?
- How do the costs and benefits compare?
The Feasibility project has been underway since early summer 2015 and the deadline for the final report is due early February 2016. Town staff are in communication with Old Farms School representatives as the project progresses.
The Town of Avon and Avon Old Farms School have been working with the Capitol Region Council of Governments, the State of Connecticut and the Federal Government on a proposed re-location/re-alignment of portions of Old Farms and Thompson Roads, including the bridge over the Farmington River, to include the intersection of Old Farms Road with State Route 10 (Waterville Road) for a number of years.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved, in August 2009, a purpose and need for roadway projects for the Thompson/Scoville and Old Farms Roadway, located through the Avon Old Farms School property and town-owned Fisher Meadows. In addition, the Town of Avon is working with its consultant to develop an environmental assessment in preparation for the Town’s proposal to acquire approximately 100 acres of open space land from Avon Old Farms School. This open space will provide a protected corridor along the relocated roadway and provide a contiguous multi-use trail from the Farmington Valley Greenway to Fisher Meadows. Also, a new Old Farms Road Bridge at the Farmington River is proposed. This structure will be located north of the existing bridge and the project includes intersection improvements with Route 10. Click the links below to see additional information on the project.
Old Farms Bridge
November 10, 2015 update: Several years ago, the design methodology for bridges being funded by the State or Federal Government changed. Because the State took over responsibility for the project, they determined that they needed to redesign the bridge to meet the newer methodology. Accordingly, they needed to prepare a scope of work to migrate the design from the old to the new, solicit costs, and negotiate a contract with the bridge designers. This paperwork, which took more than a year to complete, was finally signed in August of 2015. The consultant was given a Notice to Proceed immediately thereafter and has recently begun the work. ConnDOT is hesitant to give a firm schedule due to the complexities of the environmental permitting, but their current expectation is that the project will be bid for construction late 2017 with construction beginning in 2018.
The Old Farms Road bridge over the Farmington River has been noted as poor by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. While it is still structurally sound, it is in need of replacement. The Town successfully petitioned the State to take over a project to complete the design and construction of the replacement. Currently the bridge is in final design stage. Next year ConnDOT will be applying for environmental permits and going out to bid for the construction. It is likely that construction will take 2 - 3 years. Click the links below to see more information on this project.