Dr. John Ivan
Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)
The safety, capacity and operation at the intersection of Route 85 and Route 161 in Montville, CT is to be evaluated in the project. This location has dealt with crashes and two design alternatives were developed in order to alleviate the problems. The design alternatives were evaluated using VISSIM and MicroStation. The two alternatives compared were a left turn lane and a roundabout. Each alternative for this project will be evaluated with regard to feasibility, impacts on delay, safety, and the cost of implementation. The primary goals are to improve the safety and reduce delays, while having a secondary goal of minimizing the cost. The feasibility will be determined by the space available to implement the alternative solutions.