Chip Sealing of Three Roads To Begin Jun. 29

On Monday, June 29, chip sealing will begin on Beaverbrook Road, Keeney Road and Baker Lane. Chip sealing is a process similar to paving that will protect these roads from deterioration and is typically needed every 6-10 years.  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.

Road Work Coming on Route 156

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced a milling and paving project will be performed on Route 156 in East Haddam, Lyme and Old Lyme.

The milling is scheduled to take place from Monday, June 1, through Tuesday, June 23; and the paving is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, July 7, through Wednesday, July 22.

Lane closures will occur on Route 56 from Route 82 in East Haddam through Lyme to Route 1 in Old Lyme. Traffic-control personnel and signing patterns will be onsite to guide drivers through the work zone.

The regular work schedule will be Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please drive carefully. 

Repaving of Grassy Hill Road & Coach Drive Apr. 20 to May 1

From Monday, April 20, through Friday, May 1, Grassy Hill Road and Coach Drive will be closed to through traffic, due to repaving the Old Lyme portion of the road. Residents who live on these streets will still be able to access their homes, but may need to detour around Rogers Lake depending on the actual location of the paving crew and equipment. There will be traffic control personnel at either end of the construction area to assist local residents. Please bear with the road work while these improvements are being made and use caution when traveling through this area.

Repaving of Grassy Hill Road & Coach Drive Begins Apr. 13

From Monday, April 13, through Friday, April 17, Grassy Hill Road and Coach Drive will be closed to through traffic, due to repaving the Old Lyme portion of the road. Residents who live on these streets will still be able to access their homes, but may need to detour around Rogers Lake depending on the actual location of the paving crew and equipment. There will be traffic control personnel at either end of the construction area to assist local residents. Please bear with the road work while these improvements are being made and use caution when traveling through this area.

Road Construction on Joshuatown Road Underway

The Town began installing three new catch basins along Joshuatown Road today to help drain the standing water in the section near the bridge that forms deep puddles during rainstorms.  The construction is expected to take about two weeks to complete.  Please bear with the road work while these improvements are being made and use caution when traveling through this area.

Legal Notice: Town Seeks Consulting Engineering Firm for Macintosh Road Bridge Project

LEGAL NOTICE:  The Town of Lyme seeks to engage a Consulting Engineering firm to provide engineering services for the preparation of construction contract plans and documents for the following transportation project:

Macintosh Road Bridge over Eightmile River

The Consulting Engineer may also be required to provide survey, prepare environmental documents and perform construction inspection.  The construction cost is expected to be in the range of $1,500,000 to $2,500,000.

The Consulting Engineer will be evaluated and selected based on design and technical competence, the capacity and capability to perform the work within the time allotted, past record of performance, and knowledge of Federal, State and Town procedures, approximately weighted in descending order of importance.

The design fee will be negotiated on a Lump Sum basis.

The construction inspection fee will be negotiated on a cost-plus basis.

Firms responding to this request should be of adequate size and sufficiently staffed to perform the assignment described above.

It is anticipated that eleven percent (11%) will be established as a goal for the percentage of the work that must be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).

The selected firm must meet all Town, State and Federal affirmative action and equal employment opportunity practices.

A letter of interest, together with general information on the firm and proposed subconsultants, the firm’s brochure, current Federal GSA Form 330, experience of the firm and a resume of key personnel should be addressed to: Steven Mattson Town of Lyme 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371.  Additionally, all interested firms must submit a detailed statement including the organizational structure under which the firm proposes to conduct business.  Proposed subconsultants should be clearly identified.  The relationship to any “parent” firm or subsidiary firm, with any of the parties concerned, must be clearly defined.

Personnel in responsible charge of the project will be required to possess and maintain a valid Connecticut Professional Engineer’s License.  All letters of interest must be postmarked by a U.S. Post Office (if mailed) or received in Town Hall’s Office (if hand delivered), no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 1, 2019. Responses received or postmarked after this date will not be considered.

Steven Mattson,
First Selectman

 

Town of Lyme Pursuing Macintosh Bridge Replacement Project Eligible for Federal Aid

First Selectman Steven Mattson announced today that the Town of Lyme is contemplating a project to replace the Macintosh Road Bridge over the Eightmile River. The bridge-replacement project would receive federal funds under the Federal Local Bridge Program administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

If undertaken, the project design would be expected to begin in early 2020, with construction likely in 2021 or 2022.

The First Selectman pointed out that local and state policy encourages early information to citizens on such projects and encourages people to raise any concerns with municipal officials early in the planning process.  Persons wanting additional information should contact First Selectman Mattson at 860-434-7733 or at selectman@townlyme.org.

The cost of the bridge replacement would receive 80 percent reimbursement from federal aid with the remaining 20 percent paid from municipal funds.

The federal aid for the project was authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP – 21) administered by the Federal Highway Administration and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Repaving of Route 82 Starting Soon

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will soon begin the repaving of Route 82 from Hadlyme Four Corners north into East Haddam. Milling should begin on Wednesday, Sep. 25, and paving is planned to be completed around Oct. 11.  Please be patient during this upcoming roadwork and use caution when traveling through this area.

Board of Selectmen Appoints Macintosh Bridge Committee

At a recent meeting of the Board of Selectmen, the board established the Consultant Engineer Selection Committee for the Macintosh Bridge; and appointed five members to serve on this committee, which will help the Town select an engineering firm to oversee the bridge’s replacement.  This will be a large project that will take place over the next several years. 

The committee members are:

  • Don Gerber – Chair
  • Lars Anderson
  • Mac Byrnes
  • Dan Hagan
  • Steven Mattson

The Town is working with the federal local bridge program on this project, in hopes of being reimbursed for 80 percent of the bridge-replacement costs.