Farmington Avenue Streetscape
- Project typeStreetscape Design
- Project value$6 Million
- Contractor nameBeta Group
The first phase of the Farmington Avenue streetscape project was completed from Marshall Street to the vicinity of Denison Street in the Spring 2016. In the Summer of 2016 and again in 2018, the City received Urban Act Grant funding in the amount of a total of $6 million to help complete the streetscape to its western limit at Prospect Street. Additional funding of $4.5 million was secured in 2018.
With these funds, the City secured the services of a consulting engineer, Beta Group, with subcontractors FHI, Inc. and Toole Design Group, to complete the design and prepare construction documents. The proposed design will include curb bumpouts to shorten pedestrian street crossing distances, new curbs and sidewalks, decorative lighting, bicycle facilities, landscaping, and traffic signal upgrades.
A preliminary design concept, with options for the treatment of the Sherman/Sisson intersection, was presented at a public meeting on September 25, 2019. Based upon feedback from that meeting, the modified design concept has moved into preliminary design. Design is anticipated to be completed in 2020. A public meeting to present updated designs will be held prior to completion of design. It is expected that the project will be let for construction bids in late 2020.