Information session on parking expansion for the Old Saybrook Shore Line East Station

Old Saybrook — The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on proposed parking expansions to the Old Saybrook Shore Line East Railroad Station off North Main Street. The information meeting will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 16 at the Middle School Auditorium on 60 Sheffield Street.

The department is proposing a new 200-space commuter parking lot on 3.6 acres of vacant land abutting the railroad property on the south side of the tracks, according to the DOT press release. The lot will offer handicapped-accessible parking spaces, lighting, pedestrian paths and a waiting area for regional transit vehicles.

Construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2014. Based on preliminary findings, the Office of the State Traffic Administration anticipates that no changes will be needed to the area intersections with US Route 1.

More information is available at the department's Office of Engineering at 2800 Berlin Turnpike in Newington or by contacting Keith A. Hall of the DOT at (860) 594-3301 or keith.a.hall@ct.gov">keith.a.hall@ct.gov. The site plan is available at Town Hall.

Call (860) 594-3062 (voice only) at least five working days before the meeting to request an interpreter for the deaf and hearing impaired.

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