Mitchell Hill Road Project Begins May 13

The Mitchell Hill Road widening project is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 13, and will take approximately six weeks to complete. During the construction phase, Mitchell Hill Road will be closed to through traffic but residents will have unimpeded access to their properties. The construction zone will be closed to pedestrian traffic for safety reasons.

Town of Lyme Considering Two Bridge Replacement Projects

First Selectman David Lahm announced that the Town of Lyme is contemplating projects to replace the Salem Road Bridge over East Branch Eight Mile River and Day Hill Road Bridge over Roaring Brook.

The bridge replacement projects would receive federal funds under the Federal Local Bridge Program administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

The cost of the bridge replacements would receive 80% reimbursement from federal aid with the remaining 20% paid from state funds.

If undertaken, the project design would be expected to begin in 2024, with construction likely in 2027 and 2028.

Local and state policy encourages municipalities to share early information with their citizens on such projects and to encourage residents to raise any concerns with municipal officials early in the planning process.  Residents wanting additional information on these potential projects should contact Town Engineer Donald Gerber at 860-885-9040.

The federal aid for the project was authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and/or Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act and/or Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act administered by the Federal Highway Administration and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.


Macintosh Road To Close for Paving Oct. 18-19; No Access To Preserve Parking or Swimming Hole during Construction

As part of the Macintosh Bridge Replacement Project, Macintosh Road in the area adjacent to the bridge is scheduled to be closed for paving from the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 18, and all-day Thursday, Oct. 19 – with the road expected to reopen the morning of Friday, Oct. 20. During the road closure, residents will not be able to access the swimming hole or the parking area for the Pleasant Valley Preserve.

Chip Sealing Update: Friday, June 30

The chip sealing of Town roads continues today on the second half of Bill Hill Road, coming from the Old Lyme end of the highway.  Once done there, the chip sealing crew will move on to Blood Street.  Please be patient during this road construction.  Be mindful of our Town Crew and contractor who will be hard at work, and use caution when traveling through these areas.

Chip sealing has been completed on the roads surrounding Rogers Lake, Town Woods Road and Burr Road. Residents are advised to use caution and/or reduce their speed while driving on the loose stone on these roads.


Chip Sealing of Town Roads Starts Today

The chip sealing of Town roads begins today.  The contractor will start with the roads surrounding Rogers Lake and then move on to Burr Road and Bill Hill Road.

Please be patient during this road construction – be mindful of our Town Crew and contractor who will be hard at work, and use caution when traveling through these areas.

The 20 roads scheduled to undergo chip sealing this summer include:

  • Alden Place
  • Avenue B
  • Becket Hill Road
  • Bill Hill Road
  • Blood Street
  • Brockway’s Ferry Road
  • Burr Road
  • Clark Road
  • Cove Road
  • Day Hill Road
  • Elys Ferry Road
  • Honey Hill Road
  • Oak Street
  • Oakland Avenue
  • Park Side Drive
  • Roger’s Lake Trail
  • Selden Road
  • Shore Drive
  • Tinker Lane
  • Town Woods Road