- 1. Burnside Ave General FAQs
- 1. What is the Burnside Avenue Project?07.04.16More
It is a Connecticut Department of Transportation project that converts the existing four-lane road along Burnside Avenue into a two-lane road, creating bicycle lanes and shoulders wide enough for on-street parking. Dedicated turn lanes will be provided at signalized intersections where required.
- 2. Where are the bike lanes being installed?07.04.16More
The bike lanes will be installed in the town of East Hartford on U.S. Route 44 (Burnside Avenue) from Route 5 (Main Street) to Mary Street, between mile marker 55.41 and 58.17 WB, respectively, a distance of 2.76 miles.
- 3. How is it funded?07.04.16More
The $3.8 million dollar project is mostly paid for with federal funds and will cover the 2.76-mile stretch of Burnside Avenue between Main Street and Mary Street.
- 4. When will the construction phase be completed?07.04.16More
Based on our current schedule, August, 2016.
- 5. Will there be traffic delays because of the lane reduction?07.04.16More
That is a common concern. According to data from other similar projects travel time should not be delayed significantly.
- 6. What do I need to know as a cyclist and a motorist to properly use the new bike lanes?07.04.16More
Please read the Cyclist Pamphlet on our home page to review all the rules for proper bike lane operation. If you live or work in East Hartford you are eligible to attend a free youth and adult bicycle safety course. Register by contacting Ms. Bridget Boucaud at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-234-7862.
- 7. What are the benefits of installing bike lanes?07.04.16More
The benefits include increased safety for motorists and cyclists, improved air quality, stimulation of the local economy, and inspiring more people to ride bicycles.