Jul 29, 2014

DOT to Fix Rotary on Oxford-Seymour Line

Project, which will be completed in 2015, would make the rotary safer. It is expected to cost about $2.5 million.

DOT to Fix Rotary on Oxford-Seymour Line


The state Department of Transportation has plans to upgrade the rotary at the intersection of routes 188 and 334 near the Seymour-Oxford town line in the year 2015.

And the project is expected to cost about $2.5 million. 

According to a news release issued by Sen. Rob Kane, R-Watertown, the DOT's Office of Engineering wants to make the rotary more "modern." That means it will be designed in a way that forces people to slow down when entering the rotary, according to an article published by the Valley Independent Sentinel, which had  many readers complain that the state should be putting its money elsewhere.

“Right now the speeds out there range from 40 to 50 mph,” Susan Libatique, a state DOT engineer and project manager told the Sentinel. “The approaches of a typical roundabout are in the range of about 20 mph.”

Kane, whose 32nd District covers Oxford, said he believes the project will benefit residents of the area. 

“This is an important transportation project for residents in Seymour, Oxford and the entire region, and I am pleased to see it moving forward,” Kane said in a news release. “An upgraded and safer rotary is coming soon, and that’s good news for everyone in the Naugatuck Valley.”

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