UConn Health Center Campus Roadway & Signalization Improvements






Milone & MacBroom provided planning, engineering, design and construction inspection services on several projects as part of our on-call contract with the University of Connecticut Health Care Center's one million square foot campus expansion project.

 

The firm’s environmental professionals prepared the Environmental Impact Evaluation and our traffic group assessed existing traffic operations and safety conditions, and developed a set of mitigation strategies geared towards enhancing safe mobility for all travel modes along with traffic calming and improved operations. New traffic signals and traffic signal upgrades at multiple intersections within the Route 4 closed loop system were designed and the firm provided construction oversight as well.


These improvements include new signal equipment with improved operations and coordination within the closed loop system. Roadway improvements at 11 intersections, eight off-site and three internal, have been constructed. These improvements are located on state roads including CT Route 4 and State Route 508 and include approximately 3,500 linear feet of roadway widening to provide additional through and turn lanes at several intersections and improved geometric reconfiguration on intersection approaches. The design includes a 120-foot diameter roundabout on Main Road which also provides an entry statement. Total construction cost was about $5.5 million.


During the planning/design phase, the firm served as a liaison to the Connecticut Office of the State Traffic Administration (OSTA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to secure the necessary state approvals and permits. OSTA approval was expedited via the state’s LEAN process and the firm’s plans have been used by CTDOT as a model for other consultants to follow.


The firm provided the following services:


  • Survey 
  • Civil Engineering /Site Design
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Planning 
  • Highway Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Permitting
  • Construction Administration & Inspection

To learn more about this project, please contact the Project Manager Kwesi Brown, P.E., PTOE. 













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