Repaired Route 190 Span Expected To Boost Bicycle Traffic

Project manager Dennis Gyette said the $10.9 million project includes repairs to damage underneath the bridge caused by normal wear and tear from the weather and the traffic above. Full Story
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Linda

West Springfield, MA

#28 Jan 31, 2009
About those repairs that are being made to the 190 bridge for a bike path, Forget that. Install some permanent Jersey Barriors before any one else is killed on that bridge from oncoming traffic. They go sooo fast and there is absolutely no protection from the drivers going the other way.

“Blazing Skies!!!”

Since: Sep 08

Planet Mirth

#29 Jan 31, 2009
reasonable ron wrote:
This is the only thing I could find about: http://blog.tstc.org/2007/11/13/in-ct-calls-f...
I couldn't find the Rick Green columns.
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Thanks, Ron, good reading. Is there any doubt that the T in DOT stands for "Tar"?

Though there doesn't seem to be any such complication on the 190 Bridge, Comment 3 to that post wonders about how to provide connections on either side of the Putnam Bridge.

If one has ever observed the convoluted way our DOT has approached the integration of the HOV lane from Silver Lane to I-84 in East Hartford, the impossible is doable if enough structural complexity is tolerated. Ditto the 2 miles of parallel highways, separated by only scant yards, from nearly Vernon to the Wickham Park (westbound) and from I384 to Buckland (eastbound) and it doesn't even help to provide universal access from every direction to I291, the malls and major thoroughfares like Chapel Road and Center Street. Talk about lanes to nowhere.

“Blazing Skies!!!”

Since: Sep 08

Planet Mirth

#30 Jan 31, 2009
Linda wrote:
About those repairs that are being made to the 190 bridge for a bike path, Forget that. Install some permanent Jersey Barriors before any one else is killed on that bridge from oncoming traffic. They go sooo fast and there is absolutely no protection from the drivers going the other way.
Truth be told, drivers are fairly oblivious and unconcerned with the lives and safety of anyone else on the road, even other cars. Jersey barriers are the ONLY way non-motorized traffic would survive in this project.
MikeR

Amherst, MA

#31 Feb 4, 2009
How about that boat that's out in the river everyday for the bridge construction? Wind, Ice, snow and cold. Not a job that everybody would do I guess.
reasonable ron

Hartford, CT

#32 Feb 9, 2009
What does the boat do when the river freezes over? Is there an ice breaker?
MikeR wrote:
How about that boat that's out in the river everyday for the bridge construction? Wind, Ice, snow and cold. Not a job that everybody would do I guess.
Jmk

Morris, CT

#33 Feb 10, 2009
reasonable ron wrote:
What does the boat do when the river freezes over? Is there an ice breaker?
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It gets stuck. There is no ice breaker that operates this far up on the river.

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