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Members of the public are invited to CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING State Project No. 0103-0277 Replacement of Bridge No. 00279 Carrying Lawler Lane over 1-395 Norwich December 13th, 7:00 p.m. Register: 0103-0277 Norwich (ct.gov) YouTube Livestream: https://portal.ct.gov/ctdotypimarchive The purpose of this meeting is to provide the community an opportunity to learn about the proposed project and allow an open discussion of any views and comments concerning the proposed improvements. A Q&A session will immediately follow the presentation. Constructed in 1958, reconstructed in 1983, and preserved in 2017, the existing structure exhibits a large area of concrete deterioration based on the inspection of The Department's Bridge Safety and Evaluation Unit. Due to the extent of deterioration of Bridge No.00279, the initial project scope has been modified from a rehabilitation to a full replacement of the bridge considering the future cost savings. Right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed project will be min- imal and limited to slope easement. Construction is anticipated to commence Fall of 2024 based on the availability of funding, project schedule, and acquisition of required rights of way. The estimated construction cost for this project is approx- imately $7.5 Million. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 100% state funds for the construction phase. Please register for the virtual public information meeting at 0103-0277 Norwich (ct.gov). Registration is required to participate. Once registered. you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the meeting. Members of the public can submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meeting. Please direct comments and questions by December 27th to: DOTProject 103-277@ ct.gov and 860-594-2020 or Jonathan Kempf, Project Manager ((860) 594-3308: Jonathan.Kempf@ct.gov). ACCESSIBILITY This meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube, and closed caption- ing will be available. Non-English translation options will be available on Zoom and YouTube. The recording will also be available on CT- DOT's YouTube Virtual Public Information Meeting playlist: https:// portal.ct.gov/ctdotypimarchive Persons with limited internet access, use the call-in number 877-853- 5257 and enter Meeting ID 848 6704 5639. Persons with limited inter- net access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting Jonathan Kempf, Project Manager ((860) 594-3308; Jonathan.Kempf@ct.gov). Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Tele- communications Relay Services (TRS). Language assistance may be requested by contacting CTDOT's Lan- guage Assistance Call Line (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least five business days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance. Members of the public are invited to CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING State Project No. 0103-0277 Replacement of Bridge No. 00279 Carrying Lawler Lane over 1-395 Norwich December 13th , 7:00 p.m. Register : 0103-0277 Norwich ( ct.gov ) YouTube Livestream : https://portal.ct.gov/ctdotypimarchive The purpose of this meeting is to provide the community an opportunity to learn about the proposed project and allow an open discussion of any views and comments concerning the proposed improvements . A Q & A session will immediately follow the presentation . Constructed in 1958 , reconstructed in 1983 , and preserved in 2017 , the existing structure exhibits a large area of concrete deterioration based on the inspection of The Department's Bridge Safety and Evaluation Unit . Due to the extent of deterioration of Bridge No.00279 , the initial project scope has been modified from a rehabilitation to a full replacement of the bridge considering the future cost savings . Right - of - way impacts associated with the proposed project will be min imal and limited to slope easement . Construction is anticipated to commence Fall of 2024 based on the availability of funding , project schedule , and acquisition of required rights of way . The estimated construction cost for this project is approx imately $ 7.5 Million . This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 100 % state funds for the construction phase . Please register for the virtual public information meeting at 0103-0277 Norwich ( ct.gov ) . Registration is required to participate . Once registered . you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the meeting . Members of the public can submit comments and questions during the two - week public comment period following the meeting . Please direct comments and questions by December 27th to : DOTProject 103-277 @ ct.gov and 860-594-2020 or Jonathan Kempf , Project Manager ( ( 860 ) 594-3308 : Jonathan.Kempf@ct.gov ) . ACCESSIBILITY This meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube , and closed caption ing will be available . Non - English translation options will be available on Zoom and YouTube . The recording will also be available on CT DOT's YouTube Virtual Public Information Meeting playlist : https : // portal.ct.gov/ctdotypimarchive Persons with limited internet access , use the call - in number 877-853 5257 and enter Meeting ID 848 6704 5639. Persons with limited inter net access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting Jonathan Kempf , Project Manager ( ( 860 ) 594-3308 ; Jonathan.Kempf@ct.gov ) . Persons with hearing and / or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Tele communications Relay Services ( TRS ) . Language assistance may be requested by contacting CTDOT's Lan guage Assistance Call Line ( 860 ) 594-2109 . Requests should be made at least five business days prior to the meeting . Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance .