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CMP Process



The Route 146 Corridor Management Plan will be developed with the Towns of Branford and Guilford, local community members, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and other key stakeholders. These stakeholders will be part of a Corridor Working Group that will meet six times during the project and help develop the CMP. This group will make sure that historic and environmental preservation, traffic safety, important landscapes and community concerns are part of the final plan.

While the plan is being created, there will be many opportunities for members of the community to share your ideas about the process and final plan. These include four public information meetings, one public input survey, interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders, walking tours of the most sensitive areas of the corridor and updates to the elected officials of both towns. More information will be posted on the main page of the website and the “Get Involved” page as meetings are scheduled.

Overall Project Schedule

It is expected that the CMP will be developed over an 18-month time period. Below is a general schedule that the project will follow with anticipated milestones and meetings:

  • Winter/Spring 2023
    • Project kick-off with Corridor Working Group.
    • One public information meeting about the project
    • Update to Existing Conditions Report from 2021
    • Corridor field walks to review most sensitive locations of the corridor and one-on-one/focus group interviews to gather more detailed information about the corridor
    • Begin development of Corridor Management Plan Framework
    • Begin review of context-sensitive roadway features
  • Summer 2023
    • Complete review of context-sensitive roadway features
    • Begin assessment of Coastal Flooding and Resiliency for the corridor
    • Define potential corridor strategies
  • Fall 2023
    • One public information meeting and public survey about context-sensitive strategies
    • 5th CWG meeting
    • Refine future strategies
    • Finalization of coastal flooding and resiliency assessment
  • Winter 2023-2024
    • Final CWG meeting
    • Finalize future strategies for the corridor
  • Spring 2024
    • 3rd public information meeting
    • Project update with the towns of Branford and Guilford
    • Develop and finalize CMP document

Plan Framework

Part of the charge of the Corridor Working Group is the development of a framework that will guide what the final plan covers. The framework and content for the Route 146 Corridor Management Plan is anticipated to be based off of guidance from the National Scenic Byways Program which suggests the following 14 elements should be included in a CMP:

  • A map identifying the corridor boundaries and the location of intrinsic qualities and different land uses within the corridor
  • An assessment of such intrinsic qualities and their context
  • A strategy for maintaining and enhancing those intrinsic qualities
  • A schedule and listing of responsibilities for implementation the Corridor Management Plan
  • A strategy describing how existing development might be enhanced and new development might be accommodated while still preserving the intrinsic qualities of the corridor
  • A plan to ensure on-going public participation in the implementation of the Corridor Management Plan
  • A general review of the road’s safety record
  • A plan to accommodate commerce while maintaining a safe and efficient level of highway service
  • A demonstration that intrusions on the visitor experience have been minimized to the extent feasible
  • A demonstration of compliance with all existing local, state, and federal laws on the control of outdoor advertising
  • A signage plan
  • A narrative explaining how the National Scenic Byway will be positioned for marketing
  • A discussion of design standards relating to any proposed modification to the roadway
  • A description of plans to interpret the significant resources of the scenic byway.

The above list of items may be modified or adjusted as needed to meet the needs of a context-sensitive Corridor Management Plan for Route 146.