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Team 8

Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Brian Mai
Ryan Kornacki
Torail Murphy

Shinae Jang


Fuss & O'Neill

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Redesign of Ella Grasso Boulevard

The City of New Britain has awarded our senior team with the opportunity to redesign Ella Grasso Boulevard from Fenn Road to Stanley Street. This section of Ella Grasso Boulevard is a mile-long roadway that neighbors Central Connecticut State University and has been identified as an area in need of improvement for increased safety and efficiency. Our proposed concept design will subject the boulevard to a road diet, bringing the two lanes in each direction down to one northbound lane and one southbound lane. The current median will be removed as the lanes will be shifted to sit up against one another, and a multi-use trail will be added on the north side of the street spanning the existing Stanley Loop Trail. Additionally, a buffer streetscape and pedestrian amenities will be included utilizing the space from the removed center median. The design also includes appropriate grading and a drainage plan for the redesigned area. We are performing an analysis of the roadway utilizing traffic analysis software Synchro 10. This analysis makes use of existing signal plans and our traffic count data to rate the roadway’s level of service to guide our AutoCAD redesign and ensure our proposed design is up to standard.