Category: Route 44 Project

Route 44 Safety Improvement Program Update

Schedule: Week of March 25, 2019*

Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

  • Installation of electrical wires is underway for the new traffic signals installed at the Bravo Plaza entrance on Woodland.

Schedule: Week of April 1, 2019*

Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

  • Installation of electrical wires continues for the Bravo Plaza entrance on Woodland. Permanent signals at this intersection are scheduled to be fully operational by the end of this week.

Looking Ahead…

  • Line striping of new lanes is scheduled for the next few weeks at the intersection of Albany and Homestead and also at the intersection of Albany and Kent.
  • Sidewalk reconstruction is scheduled to resume within the next month on the south side of Albany between Cabot and Edgewood, and also on the north side of Albany between Woodland and Oakland Terrace.

*weather permitting

Business access will be maintained. All travel lanes on Albany will remain open before 9am and after 3pm; during other hours, partial lane closures may occur. Traffic will be maintained in both directions on Homestead and Westbourne. Hartford Police will assist motorists. 

The project field office, located at 1229 Albany Avenue, is open Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm. If you have any questions about the project, please stop in and see us. If you have project-related business or pedestrian access concerns, please contact Kimberli Owens at (860)263-8533.

Please visit our website at http://www.albanyavenuehartfordproject.com/home/schedule-updates/  for this week’s schedule update.

Also, please see our latest project photos:  http://www.albanyavenuehartfordproject.com/home/photos/

Questions or concerns? Please feel free to contact us at  Info@albanyavenuehartfordproject.com.

Route 44 Safety Improvement Project Update

The Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Safety Improvements Project website has been updated with new schedule content.

Schedule: Week of March 11, 2019*

Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

  • Installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Westbourne and Albany resumes Monday, March 11th, and will continue into the week of March 18th.
  • Travel lanes will remain open in all directions at the intersection of Westbourne and Albany during electrical work; partial lane closures may occur. Police officers will be on-site to help guide traffic. Expect minimal delays.
  • The new traffic signals added at the intersection of Kent and Albany are scheduled to begin operating on flash this week.
  • Project coordination and planning continue in preparation for the upcoming spring construction season.

Schedule: Week of March 18, 2019*

Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

  • Installation of traffic signals continues this week at the intersection of Westbourne and Albany. Travel lanes will remain open in all directions; partial lane closures may occur. Police officers will be on-site to help guide traffic.
  • The new traffic signals added at the intersection of Kent and Albany are scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the week.
  • Installation of new permanent traffic signals is scheduled to occur at the intersection of Woodland and the Bravo Plaza entrance. Expect minimal traffic delays.

*weather permitting                                                      

Business access will be maintained. All travel lanes on Albany will remain open before 9am and after 3pm; during other hours, partial lane closures may occur. Traffic will be maintained in both directions on Homestead and Westbourne. Hartford Police will assist motorists.

The project field office, located at 1229 Albany Avenue, is open Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm. If you have any questions about the project, please stop in and see us. If you have project-related business or pedestrian access concerns, please contact Kimberli Owens at (860)263-8533.

Please visit our website at http://www.albanyavenuehartfordproject.com/home/schedule-updates/  for this week’s schedule update.

Route 44 Construction Update

The Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Safety Improvements Project website has been updated with new schedule content.

Schedule: Week of January 7, 2019*

Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

·   Installation of electrical wires for traffic signals continues on Albany Avenue between Kent and Sterling.

*weather permitting

Route 44 Safety Improvement Project Update For The Week Of November 26 & December 3

Week of November 26, 2018
Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

· Asphalt paving will occur in various locations throughout the project area.

· Installation of lighting and electrical wires will continue between Homestead and Edgewood. Traffic signal installation will also occur throughout the project area.

· Installation of brick pavers will continue on the northwest corner of Albany and Woodland (in front of Artists Collective); between Cabot and Edgewood (near Bank of America); and also on the west side of Homestead.

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Week of December 3, 2018
Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

· Asphalt paving will occur in various locations throughout the project area.

· Installation of lighting and electrical wires will continue between Homestead and Edgewood. Traffic signal installation will also occur throughout the project area.

· Installation of brick pavers will continue on the northwest corner of Albany and Woodland (in front of Artists Collective); between Cabot and Edgewood (near Bank of America); and also on the west side of Homestead.

Route 44 Safety Improvement Project Update For The Week of November 5, 2018

Normal Work Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

  • Drainage work will occur on the east and west side of Blue Hills near the Albany Branch Library.
  • Installation of granite curb and concrete sidewalks continues on the west side of Homestead between Interstate Battery and Jiffy Car Wash; expect partial lane closures in this area.
  • Electrical work continues on the south side of Albany between Cabot and Edgewood near Bank of America. Electrical work will also occur across Albany near Tinker Realty and Rainbow Variety; expect partial lane closures between Woodland and Oakland.
  • Ornamental light installation continues between Homestead and Woodland. Installation of electrical wires will be ongoing throughout the project area.
  • Traffic signals at the Bravo Plaza/Woodland entrance will begin operating with flashing red and yellow lights.
  • Brick paver installation continues on the north side of Albany between Blue Hills and Woodland.
  • Asphalt paving will occur in various locations throughout the project area.

*construction is weather permitting

Route 44 Safety Improvement Project Update (Week of October 22, 2018)

Week of October 22, 2018

Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

  • Traffic signal foundation work will occur on the NE corner of Albany and Woodland.
  • Installation of concrete sidewalks and driveway aprons will occur on the SE corner of Albany and Homestead (near Route 44 Auto Sales) and also on the south side of Albany between Sterling and Cabot.
  • Installation of brick pavers will occur on the north side of Albany between Woodland and Blue Hills.
  • Electrical work will occur across Albany at Woodland and at Sterling. Installation of electrical wires will be ongoing throughout the project area.
  • Drainage work continues on Blue Hills north of Albany.            

Route 44 Safety Improvement Project Update

Week of September 10, 2018

Normal Work Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

  • Demolition of existing curb/sidewalks will continue on the south side of Albany between Sterling and Cabot.
  • Installation of granite curb will continue on the south side of Albany between Sterling and Cabot and will begin on the northwest corner of Woodland (near Artists Collective).
  • Installation of lighting and conduit will occur on the south side of Albany between Sterling and Cabot and also on the northwest corner of Woodland.
  • Traffic signal foundation work continues at the intersection of Albany and Sterling. Installation of temporary traffic signals continues at the intersection of Albany and Blue Hills.
  • Electrical work will occur across Albany near Woodland.
  • Installation of concrete sidewalks and driveway aprons continues on south side of Albany between Oakland and Cabot.
  • Installation of brick pavers continues on the south side of Albany between Oakland and Cabot.
  • Drainage work will occur on the north side of Albany and Blue Hills.

Route 44 Safety Improvement Project Public Meeting

On Wednesday April 22, 2015, VHB and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted a public meeting at the University of Hartford for the Route 44 Safety Improvement Project.  For those of you who missed the meeting, you can view the PowerPoint slides here:  View The Public Meeting PowerPoint.  To watch an interactive video of the ‘new’ Albany Avenue, please click here.