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.
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:
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:
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.