The Town of Monroe, the Town of Trumbull and the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG) are pleased to announce that the final report of the Route 25 & Route 111 Engineering & Planning Study is available at http://bit.ly/Routes-25-111-Study. The purpose of the study was to identify and prioritize short- and long-term solutions to existing and future traffic needs along the corridors, as well as to address safety and operational concerns.
Recommendations made by the study will inform future improvements and safety countermeasures implemented along both the Route 25 and Route 111 corridors. If funding sources for these improvements become available and are secured, detailed design and engineering plans must first be developed. The robust public engagement process utilized throughout the study will continue if any project designs for the corridor commence.
One solution identified through the study, the installation of a light at the entrance to Chip’s plaza on Route 111 and the redirection of the Pequonnock River Trail crossing to the light, has been approved for funding by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The Town of Trumbull has begun design for this crucial safety improvement and held a public meeting to introduce the project on June 26th, 2019.
The Towns of Monroe and Trumbull thank all the community members who assisted in guiding the development of the final report, including local businesses and property owners, public meeting attendees and members of the Community and Technical Advisory Committees.
Route 25 and Route 111 are regionally significant corridors that serve local businesses, employers, schools, medical facilities and retailers located in Trumbull, Monroe and Newtown. The corridors provide connections to the Merritt Parkway, the Route 8/25 Expressway, Route 34, Interstate 84 and intersecting local and collector roads. Route 25 in northern Trumbull and Monroe experiences extensive congestion and significantly long queued traffic during peak hours. Although less congested than Route 25, the Route 111 corridor is moderately congested during peak hours in the four-lane section in southern Monroe and northern Trumbull. Farther north, such as at the intersection with Purdy Hill Road, congestion is also experienced during peak hours.
The study was fully funded by the State of Connecticut with consulting firm Tighe & Bond leading the project, and MetroCOG serving as the project manager. In addition to the final report, technical memoranda, appendices, meeting presentations and additional outreach materials are available at http://bit.ly/Routes-25-111-Study.