Much of Locust Hill Rd to Close from Monday Thru November

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A large section of Locust Hill Road from Old Farm Road, near Tokeneke School, to Settlers Trail  (see map) will be closed to through-traffic through mid-November, town officials have announced.

The road is being closed in order to put a sewer line from a small housing development being constructed by developer Penny Glassmeyer at the corner of Settlers Trail and Locust Hill Road, town officials have said.

The original plan had been to connect to sewers with an easement to be negotiated with the owner of some property in the area, but negotiations broke down. It is unclear how the project was approved without arrangements for sewage or if new information made a change in plans necessary. The housing development has already started.

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The development at the corner of Locust Hill Road and Settlers Trail as it looked in late August.

Town police officials and public works officials have said the sewer would connect with a sewer on Tokeneke Road, but in today’s announcement, they say the project will end at Old Farm Road, where the new sewer will connect with an existing sewer pipe.

Town officials have said that homeowners near the new sewer will have the opportunity to hook up to it.

Darienite.com will publish more information on the project.

Here’s the announcement from Darien Police (the Darien Department of Public Works has an almost identical announcement):

Motorists and pedestrians are advised that Locust Hill Road will be closed to through traffic between Old Farm Road and Settlers Trail from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting on Sept. 28, 2015.

This closure is being required to allow the construction of a new sanitary sewer main within Locust Hill Road from the existing sewer manhole on Old Farm Road, continuing north on Locust Hill Road to the intersection of Locust Hill Road and Settlers Trail.

Traffic will be diverted around the work area via Tokeneke Road and Old Kings Highway South.  Detour signs will be posted throughout the detour area to direct diversionary traffic as needed.  Daily traffic control will be coordinated and staffed by Darien police officers and traffic agents.

The work is being performed by M. Rondano, Inc. of Norwalk, CT.  The Town of Darien Public Works Department will have a representative on-site at all times while construction is taking place.

The Town of Darien Police Department is working closely with the Contractor to monitor the progress of the work and minimize disruption to local residents as much as possible.  Emergency vehicle access to all homes will be provided at all times during construction.  In addition, the Darien Board of Education is aware of the proposed construction work, and school bus routes will be modified accordingly to avoid buses travelling through the construction area.

It is anticipated that work will be completed by mid-November, however, the actual completion date will be dependent upon site conditions encountered during construction.

  • Questions on the construction project should be directed to the Town of Darien Department of Public Works: 203-656-7346.
  • Questions on school bus routing should be directed to the Darien Board of Education: 203-656-7465.
  • Questions on traffic issues should be directed to the Town of Darien Police Department: 203-662-5300.

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