East End Streets (Bridgeport)
This Study will identify feasible improvements for the Connecticut Avenue and Stratford Avenue Corridor in the East End of the City of Bridgeport. The goal of this study is to increase safety for all modes, reduce traffic congestion and accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users.
Made up of two one-way streets or couplets, the corridor is part of the state highway system, CT Route 130. Over 14,000 vehicles are estimated to use the corridor daily, split relatively evenly between Stratford and Connecticut Avenues. Posted speed limits of 25 and 35 mph vary along both corridors with motorists regularly exceeding the posted limits.
The study will provide the City of Bridgeport, the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG), and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) with a comprehensive planning document to guide future development, identify needed roadway and intersection improvements, address capacity and solve traffic safety issues along the corridor. The study will also analyze and select preferred alternatives with input from local, municipal and state stakeholders. Input will be collected through study advisory committee meetings and public meetings.
The study area will concentrate on the Connecticut Avenue and Stratford Avenue Corridor as it extends from the paired origin of these two roadways at Seaview Avenue (west) to their terminating confluence at the Bridgeport/Stratford border (east). The study’s core focus is on the Stratford Avenue/Connecticut Avenue corridor with consideration of the major north-south routes — Seaview, Central and Bishop Avenues — as well as of the lesser north-south routes – Newfield, Bunnell, Union, and Hollister – along with the important east-west routes of Beardsley and Orange.