Old Farms Road

 

Old Farms Road Reconstruction Project Update – February 9, 2022

 

  1. North - South Section: Design and permitting efforts are under way with the initial development of the Preliminary Design phase completed and reviewed by agency staff. Consideration is being given to the addition of a roundabout at the intersection of Old Farms and Scoville Roads, which is the site of numerous accidents due to its challenging geometry. Although the construction of a roundabout will add to the cost of the project, we are working with CRCOG and the CTDOT to get the additional construction costs covered under the LOTCIP grant program.
  2. East - West Section: In 2020, the Town applied for the next round of LOTCIP grant funds in support of this phase of the project.  In the fall of 2021, we received a "Commitment to Fund" letter from CTDOT. While the grant will not cover the entire estimated cost of construction, it will cover a large portion of it. We anticipate beginning the design and permitting efforts for this project in the summer of 2022.

Residents with questions are encouraged to contact the Engineering Department at: lbaril@avonct.gov or 860.409.4322.

 

 

Old Farms Road Reconstruction Project Update – July 27, 2020

An online virtual meeting was held starting at 6:30 p.m. on July 22, 2020 to provide information to interested parties and solicit questions and comments regarding the proposed Old Farms Road reconstruction project. Following are links to various downloadable files: Please note: Comments and questions can be made until August 7, 2020. Submit comments (email preferred) to: Kevin Fleming Connecticut Department of Transportation Office of Environmental Planning 2800 Berlin Turnpike Newington, CT 06131 Email: dot.EnvironmentalPlanning@ct.gov

Old Farms Road Reconstruction Project Update – July 2020

The Town of Avon has received funding from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP) to improve the safety conditions without drastically changing the rural character of Old Farms Road. The proposed project will be approximately 3,205 feet, extending from at 3-way tee intersection at Thompson Road, continuing north with a slight turn to the west to a proposed 3-way intersection with Scoville Road, then continuing north to a high point gradually curving to the east ending at the current alignment terminus.

The proposed alignment will provide:

  • a safer pedestrian and driving environment
  • minimal additional right of way requirements
  • avoidance of wetland resources
  • ease of construction / maintenance of traffic
  • reasonable construction costs

The new alignment will be constructed conforming to the Town of Avon and CTDOT “Urban Collector” guidelines as endorsed by the Avon Town Council.

In compliance with the terms of the funding source, environmental considerations must be addressed via a Connecticut Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) process.  A Public Scoping Meeting is being conducted at 6:30 p.m. on July 22, 2020. All interested parties are invited to attend virtually, ask questions, and provide comments concerning the project. 

Participants interested in viewing the presentation must register at the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7048447185480454414 to attend the Scoping Meeting.  For convenience, comments may be submitted in writing using the following document:

Old Farms Road Scoping Meeting Comment Sheet

Additional information may be found on the Environmental Monitor web pages at the following link: https://portal.ct.gov/CEQ/Environmental-Monitor/Environmental-Monitor/Environmental-Monitor---Current-Issue

Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA)
Scoping Meeting Presentation - LINK

July 22, 2020

View presentation at the following link:    Old Farms Road Realignment & Improvements 


Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA)
Scoping Virtual Public Scoping Meeting Transcript - LINK
July 22, 2020

 

View Transcript at the following link:   Old Farms Road Virtual Public Scoping Meeting - Transcript


 

 

 


Old Farms Road and Thompson Road Projects

A Feasibility Study was performed in 2016 to determine the environmental and economic viability of relocation of Old Farms Road south of Beaver Pond through Old Farms School property. The net result of the Study was that, although physically possible, the economic and environmental constraints result in a project that is not feasible.

Accordingly, the Town has pursued alternatives by approaching the project in two phases:

  1. Old Farms Road North - The section of the road from Thompson Road intersection northerly through Scoville Road.
  2. Old Farms Road East / West - The section of the road from Thompson Road intersection easterly to approximately Tillotson Road.

The Town is initially focusing on the north section and has engaged a consultant to prepare preliminary designs and coordinate with the only property abuttor - Avon Old Farms School.

We were successful in applying for state construction funding through the "Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program" (LOTCIP) as managed by the CTDOT and "CRCOG" (Capitol Region Council of Governments). As of this update, we are actively moving forward with design with the goal to be under construction for this Phase in Fiscal Year 2020.

We intend to follow on with the East / West section design immediately following the North sections.

November 2015 Update