House Street/Hebron Avenue Roundabout

The House Street / Hebron Avenue Roundabout will be constructed in the Spring of 2018.  This roundabout will be a safety solution for the high volume of vehicular accidents occurring at this intersection.  To keep the community apprised of updates regarding this project, we have created this dedicated web page.  All updates, road closures, and other announcements related to this project will be posted below in reverse chronological order. You can also subscribe to receive updates to your email through the town's enotification system. Just select the "roundabout construction" category under the News heading.  If you have any questions regarding the construction project, please contact:

Dan Pennington, Town Engineer / Manager of Physical Services
(860) 652-7736
Daniel.pennington@glastonbury-ct.gov

Jeremy Cooper, Construction Project Manager
(860) 652-7847
Jeremy.cooper@glastonbury-ct.gov

Questions regarding Town communication platforms used for publishing project updates should be directed to:

Kathryn Paquette, Marketing & Communications Specialist
(860) 652-7518
kathryn.paquette@glastonbury-ct.gov

NEW - Sept 19, 2018 Update: House St. Open to 2-Way Traffic Btw. Salmon Brook & Hebron Ave.

Beginning Wednesday, September 19th, House Street will be opened to two-way traffic between Salmon Brook Drive and Hebron Avenue.  Please note that Hebron Avenue remains one-way westbound between Linden Street and Sycamore Street, and as such, the left turn prohibition for House Street at Hebron Avenue remains in effect.  Motorists seeking access to Route 2 from House Street will need to take a right onto Hebron Avenue and follow the Hebron Avenue Eastbound detour using New London Turnpike and Sycamore Street.

Upcoming Night Work REVISED to include additional night on August 29th

Please note that an additional night of paving activity will be required for this project and will take place tonight, August 29th. (see item 3 below, which has been updated since this announcement was last distributed on 8/24).

Residents, motorists, and business owners/operators: please be advised of the following upcoming night-time construction activities.  Schedules are weather-dependent and are subject to change.

  1. Sunday, August 26, 2018:  Asphalt milling operations will begin at approximately 4:00 PM.  Work areas for this task will be limited to the west end of the work zone near Main Street and the far east end near Sycamore Street.  Operations should conclude by midnight.
  2. Tuesday, August 28, 2018:  Asphalt paving operations will begin at approximately 6:00 PM.  Portions of the entire Hebron Avenue and House Street corridors within the overall project limits will be included within the active construction zone on this date. Paving work is expected to conclude at approximately 6:00 AM on Wednesday morning.
  3. Wednesday, August 29, 2018:  Paving activity will extend into a second night.  Operations will be focused on the north side of Hebron Avenue between House Street and New London Turnpike, along with the west side of House Street within the roundabout project limits.

Upcoming Night Work - August 24th Update

Residents, motorists, and business owners/operators: Please be advised of the following upcoming night-time construction activities.  Schedules are weather-dependent and are subject to change.

  1. Sunday, August 26, 2018:  Asphalt milling operations will begin at approximately 4:00 PM.  Work areas for this task will be limited to the west end of the work zone near Main Street and the far east end near Sycamore Street.  Operations should conclude by midnight.
  2. Tuesday, August 28, 2018:  Asphalt paving operations will begin at approximately 6:00 PM.  Portions of the entire Hebron Avenue and House Street corridors within the overall project limits will be included within the active construction zone on this date. Paving work is expected to conclude at approximately 6:00 AM on Wednesday morning.

Both milling and paving activities are moving operations.  Thus, traffic patterns will be adjusted as necessary by Police Officers assigned specifically for this purpose.  Further questions can be addressed to Town Engineer Daniel Pennington at (860) 652-7736 or daniel.pennington@glastonbury-ct.gov.

Next Phase of Construction begins Week of August 13th

Motorists should please be advised that on or around Tuesday, August 14th, the Hebron Avenue Construction project is expected to advance to the next stage. This upcoming phase will likely last approximately one month and will involve changes to the allowable traffic patterns. Westbound traffic on Hebron Ave from Rt 2 towards the Town Center will NOT require any detour. Similarly, northbound traffic on House St. from Hebron Ave. towards East Hartford will continue without detour or interruption. See map depicting allowable traffic patterns through the work zone here.  

Detours that will be in effect during this stage are described as follows:

  • Eastbound traffic on Hebron Avenue between the New London Turnpike roundabout and Linden Street will be PROHIBITED. Motorists wishing to proceed from the Town Center area towards Rt 2 are encouraged to use the signed detour route using New London Turnpike and Sycamore Street. See detour map below.
  • House Street between Melrose St and Hebron Ave. will continue to be CLOSED in the SOUTHBOUND direction. This traffic pattern has been in place for several weeks and will remain unchanged during the upcoming construction phase.  Motorists are encouraged to use the signed detour using Salmon Brook Drive and New London Turnpike.

As always, all businesses will be open and fully accessible during this period. Likewise, residential driveways will continue to be accessible throughout the work zone.  The Town appreciates the public's patience as we work to improve Glastonbury roadways. Additional questions regarding this project can be directed to the Town Engineering Department at (860) 652-7735.

Hebron Ave detour image - Aug-Sept 2018

Update: June 18, 2018

The first phase of the Hebron Avenue roundabout and pavement rehabilitation project located between Main St and New London Turnpike is substantially complete.  Remaining work to be completed in this area consists of pavement milling  between the westerly crosswalk and Main Street, top course asphalt application over the entire phase 1 area and decorative snowshelf and channelization island treatments.  At this time, the Town does not have a definitive timeframe for completion as it’s subject to contractor scheduling.  Workers completing these remaining tasks are subcontractors to the general contractor and, with the busy time of year and relatively small scale project, the Town is somewhat reliant upon their schedule.

Moving forward, the project has transitioned into Phase 2, Stage 1A. Work of this roundabout construction stage will largely take place at the northeast corner of the House St /Hebron Ave intersection.  This will be lengthiest phase in terms of duration, and will likely continue through mid-July (work will NOT occur the holiday week of July 4th).  Work will include construction of a retaining wall and portions of the raised splitter islands, center truck apron, and granite curbing along the gutter line. New drainage structures and connecting pipe must be installed due to gutter line realignment associated with the roundabout.  During this stage, two way traffic will be maintained on Hebron Ave.  On House Street, traffic will be limited to 1 way, in the northerly direction.

To date, the overall project and current phase are on schedule.  Phase 1 work was completed within the contractually required timeframe, with only a couple minor issues presenting and time made up elsewhere.

To date, the contracting partners for this project  and have  demonstrated that they have the resources and abilities to complete the project within the forecasted timelines.  As such, the Town is confident that the project will continue on the forecasted schedule to end in early November.  We will continue to publish updates as applicable.  If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact the Engineering Department at (860) 652-7736.

Roundabout Workgroup Meeting Held. Project Maps/Resources Available

Business and property owners located within 500 feet of the roundabout project bounds were invited to attend a Roundabout Workgroup meeting held on Wednesday, April 18th in Town Hall.  This meeting provided an opportunity for the local business community to learn more about the project phases and engage with the Town in regards to communication strategies. During the meeting, an overview of the project phases was presented by Town Engineer, Dan Pennington, and Glastonbury's Marketing and Communications Specialist, Kathryn Paquette, provided an overview of the communication platforms the Town is using to disseminate project updates.  As a follow up to that meeting, the Town has made the following resources available to the public.  Please click on the links below for more information.

Corresponding maps related to project phases are also available through the links below.

 

March 29, 2018 - Construction Work to Begin on, or Around, April 9th 

Construction on Hebron Avenue between Main St. and Sycamore St. will begin on or around April 9, 2018. Work within the corridor will include a new roundabout at the intersection of House Street and Hebron Avenue as well as pavement rehabilitation of the entire roadway outside of the new and existing roundabouts. Work outside of the roundabout project limits will generally consist of removing and replacing the entire pavement structure. Granite curb will be installed throughout and some sidewalk sections will be reconstructed in order to accommodate new grades. The new configuration will satisfactorily resolve a quantifiable safety issue at the House Street intersection and provide needed improvements to the Hebron Avenue driving surface.

The overall project is divided into several distinct construction phases. Phase 1 work will be confined to the area located between Main Street and the westerly limit of the New London Turnpike roundabout project. This phase is expected to be completed in approximately 7 weeks. During this period, traffic flow through the work zone will only be allowed in the westbound direction (see map below). Eastbound traffic will be detoured through Rankin Road and New London Turnpike as well as Welles Street in order to proceed easterly on Hebron Avenue towards Route 2. 

roundabout detour map - Phase 1 2018

Subsequent construction phases will be implemented in order to construct the roundabout and to replace the pavement structure both east and west of the House Street intersection. Detours during these phases will be forthcoming, however it is important to note that westbound traffic from Route 2 towards the Town center will NOT be detoured during any portion of any project phase.  Maintaining this direction of traffic flow without detour has been identified as critical to continued Town Center business success during the construction period. All businesses within and adjacent to the construction zone will remain open and accessible to the public at all times.

Questions concerning the project may be directed to Town Engineer/ Manager of Physical Services, Daniel A Pennington P.E., by email at Daniel.pennington@glastonbury-ct.gov or by phone at (860) 652-7736.

If you have not done so already, the Town strongly encourages all residents to subscribe to the eNotification system including the “Roundabout Construction” and “Road Work/Construction” categories. As a subscriber, you will receive real-time updates to your email inbox any time the town posts an update related to these projects. To do so, visit www.glastonbury-ct.gov/enotify and select the “Roundabout Construction” and “Road Work/Construction” categories under the News heading. All project updates will also be posted as available at www.glastonbury-ct.gov/roundabout.

 

October 20, 2017 - Detour and Median Installment at House St./Hebron Avenue Intersection the Week of October 23rd.

Beginning next week, (mid-week of October 23rd), a raised median island will be placed on Hebron Avenue and a raised channelization island will be constructed at the intersection of House Street and Hebron Avenue.  These islands will prohibit LEFT hand turns from House St. onto Hebron Ave.  and will serve as a temporary safety solution until the roundabout is constructed in the Spring of 2018. Implementation of this temporary traffic pattern is the responsibility of Continental Global Ventures, the Developer of the “One Glastonbury” Complex (formerly “the Mews”).  With 145 apartment units, this complex is expected to have occupancy by year-end, and is subsequently projected to increase traffic flow at this intersection.  The Hebron Ave/House St intersection experiences a significant number of vehicular accidents annually and the anticipated increase in traffic could exacerbate existing safety concerns if alternative traffic patterns aren’t promptly established.  As such, the Developer will be installing these temporary medians, which will remain in place until the roundabout is constructed in the Spring of 2018.  Median installation is expected to be completed by Friday, October 27, without causing any major disruption to traffic flow.  The roundabout will ultimately serve as the long-term solution to mitigating safety issues at this busy intersection. 

Vehicles traveling SOUTH on House Street and wishing to proceed EASTBOUND on Hebron Avenue will need to follow detour signage as outlined below.  Traffic turning onto House St. from Hebron Ave. in either direction will remain permissible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we work to preserve the safety of our community.

Detour if traveling SOUTH on House Street to Hebron Avenue EASTBOUND – path marked in BLUE.
(Right turns from House onto Hebron Avenue WESTBOUND still permissible as marked with Purple Arrow.)

Temporary Safety Median at House-Hebron - Oct 2017