State plans to work on Route 8 road surface in Shelton

The state plans to mill and partially re-pave most of Route 8 in Shelton. Similar work also will take place on the highway in parts of Stratford and Trumbull.

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is developing plans to mill and overlay the bituminous pavement on Route 8 from about 0.3 miles before Exit 8 in Trumbull (that’s Route 108/Nichols Avenue, near the Hawley Lane Mall), to about 0.3 miles after Exit 13 in the Shelton (that’s Constitution Boulevard).

The design stage should be completed in October 2014 , with construction anticipated to start in the spring of 2015. This project would be paid with 100 % state funds.

To find out more on project

According to the DOT, the project involves enhancing pavement performance by using cost-effective treatments to extend the service life of the existing pavement.

The DOT has a policy to keep the public informed and involved when such projects are undertaken, and to let the community share its concerns.

While it is not anticipated that an informational meeting or a formal public hearing will be held for this project due to the limited nature of the proposed work, anyone  interested in receiving  information on this project may do so by contacting William W. Britnell, principal engineer of Highway Design, at 860-594-3274 or (refer to State Project No. 0144-0195).