Installation of new sidewalks on portions of Augur, Benham, Davis and Treadwell

The Town of Hamden is planning on installing new sidewalks to connect areas where there are currently no sidewalks.  This project seeks to develop a fully walkable sidewalk corridor in the Town of Hamden. The proposed project will bridge currently unconnected sidewalk routes located within a number of residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. Construction goals include the extension and connection of existing sidewalk routes and the installation of curb ramps and crosswalks.  There will also be some pavement markings and traffic light changes.

The Town has applied for and received a grant for sidewalk installations along portions of Augur Street, Benham Street, Davis Street, and Treadwell Avenue. The Town currently anticipates installing the sidewalks starting in 2020. We anticipate this amount of time to design and permit the project based on the grant requirements.

Previous public outreach for this project can be found within the 2012 Hamden East-West Transportation Study and the 2014 Hamden Traffic Calming Study. Results of the 2012 Hamden East-West Transportation Study were presented to the public on November 30th, 2011. Additionally, a public survey regarding regular activities in applicable residential neighborhoods was conducted, and returned findings that demonstrated a large majority of activities in Hamden neighborhoods are pedestrian in nature. Results of the 2014 Hamden Traffic Calming Study were presented to the public on June 26th, 2013. A public workshop which included an interactive survey and presentation of existing conditions was held on May 22nd, 2013.

Prior to engaging an engineering firm to design the sidewalks, the Town of Hamden is conducting a survey of local residents for input.  Your opinion will be used by the Town to create guidelines for the engineering firm.  We have added space for feedback where you can add comments and suggestions.  We encourage you to fill these suggestion boxes out so we can properly address any concerns you may have.

No personal or identifying information will be requested, only very basic demographic information.

Thank you for your time to answer a few questions on the following pages.

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* 1. Do you agree with the Town installing sidewalks in front of your house?

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* 2. The sidewalks will be installed along the street line. The street line varies from street to street and is approximately eight to twelve feet off of the gutter. We would be disturbing approximately a foot or two behind the new sidewalk depending on how the property is graded. Are there any concerns you have that we can try to work with?

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* 3. Are there any changes to the road that you would like to see made as part of the project?

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* 4. Do you have any questions or comments about the sidewalks not otherwise addressed above?

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* 5. Do you live on one of the roads where we will be installing sidewalks?

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* 6. How often do you walk along roads with sidewalks?

We greatly appreciate your time in providing your opinion about the sidewalk installations.  The Town is planning a public informational meeting at preliminary design and we hope to have answers to some of your suggestions and questions.  If you would like to discuss the project directly with staff, please contact us during regular office hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 203-287-7040.

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