Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program Cable Installation Update: January, 2013

Cable Installation Update: January, 2013

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.

During January, work is scheduled in Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford.  There will be occasional traffic interruptions at the grade crossings in these towns as the cable installation is progressed.  Every effort will be made to limit these disruptions, which should last no longer than fifteen minutes.

Also, during the month of January, day and nighttime lane closures are scheduled in Hartford at Capital Avenue, Asylum Avenue, and Church Street so construction crews can make minor bridge modifications.

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.

Contact:  Amtrak, Peter Finch,

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