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Posted on: September 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Long Hill Village District Construction Underway & Continuing for 6-8 Weeks


Mobilizing, clearing, grubbing, and actual construction for the installation of a retaining wall and sidewalk from the existing sidewalk at the commercial center on Broadway and Whitney to the corner of Dunellen Road will begin right after the Labor Day holiday and continue for approximately 6-8 weeks. Residents, visitors, businesses and employees are advised to watch the town website at for further updates during the construction period and to take caution when proceeding through the area starting next week. The construction period will include temporary lane closures at some point during construction. The construction schedule is being coordinated with other construction activity in town and bus schedules.

The project is part of the Long Hill Village District Improvement Plan adopted in 2018. The Plan was completed with significant input from the community and is a guide for improving the quality of life and economic vibrancy of the area. The sidewalk project is funded through a Main Street Improvement grant from the Connecticut Department of Housing. That same grant partially funded the recent patio and parking changes in front of Franco Gianni and Mici Asian Bistro restaurants. The town is currently designing an additional sidewalk connection that will be constructed in the future and will pick up at Dunellen and go down Whitney Avenue to the Pequonnock River Trail.

“Safety and walkability are key to successful neighborhoods and village districts like Long Hill Green. Good planning is resulting in our ability to access funding and prioritize projects in Long Hill Green. This is not a plan on a shelf. This project will connect the adjacent neighborhood to the businesses in the area. We want residents and businesses to know construction is coming and to plan accordingly. In the future, we hope to complete a sidewalk connection from where this project leaves off, to the trail so users can safely make their way up Whitney Avenue and enjoy all that Long Hill Green has to offer,” stated First Selectman Tesoro.

For more information on the construction contact William Maurer, Town Engineer at For additional information on other improvements to the Long Hill Green area please contact Rina Bakalar, Director of Economic and Community Development at .

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