FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Connecticut Department of Transportation will hold a second public information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in Fairfield on a salt shed facility proposed to be built adjacent to the Merritt Parkway near Exit 46.
The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fairfield Board of Education’s Conference Room, 295A, 501 Kings Highway E.
“In an effort to make sure everyone in the community, especially those living near the site, has the opportunity to comment on this state-funded project . . . I encourage the public to attend the meeting to learn more about the project and to provide your input,” First Selectman Mike Tetreau said in a statement.
The state is seeking to rehabilitate the existing salt shed site. The rehabilitation is required to upgrade the existing site to comply with current environmental regulations and to improve safety and operational efficiency, DOT said. The rehabilitation will consist of a new salt shed, associated site, drainage and landscaping improvements.
The state is proposing to demolish the existing shed and build a new one centrally located within the state-owned parcel of land adjacent to the parkway. The state has offered to work with any neighbor who may be impacted by the state's removal and replanting of vegetation.
The project is scheduled to start in the spring and be completed in early fall.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has also extended the public comment period to Sept. 3 on the project. Written comments can be sent by Sept. 3 by email to Project Manager Robert Messina at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail by to:
Mr. Robert Messina
Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Connecticut Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546
A copy of the design plans are available on the homepage of the town’s website or obtained in the town’s engineering department, 725 Old Post Road.