Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program Cable Installation Update: Weeks of December 17th, 24th and 31st

Cable Installation Update: Weeks of December 17th, 24th and 31st

Amtrak continues the installation of underground signal and communication cables, the first portion of construction for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program. This work is required to upgrade signal and communication systems for the NHHS rail corridor and prepare for subsequent track and infrastructure improvements to re-establish Track 2.

Throughout the weeks of December 24th and 31st, excluding holiday observances on December 24th, 25th and 31st as well as January 1, 2013, the following schedule of installation work at grade crossings will occur. Please note that this schedule is approximate and subject to change: 

December 20th /21st – Schedule Update

  • Wallingford: Toelles Road - Cable Installation

Week of December 24th

  • West Hartford: New Britain Avenue - Cable Installation - Possible lane closures Wednesday – Saturday
    (no grade crossing impacts anticipated)
Week of December 31st

  • Wallingford: Ward Street, Quinnipiac Street, Hall Avenue, Parker Street, North Plains Highway - Cable installation
There will be occasional traffic interruptions at these grade crossings as the cable installation is progressed.  Every effort will be made to limit these disruptions, which should last no longer than fifteen minutes.

Future updates on the status and location of cable installation activities will be provided on the NHHS program website at and by email. To receive email updates, please register on the NHHS program website.

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