TOWN OF GRANBY
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION
F. M. KEARNS SCHOOL USE
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
SENIOR CENTER & YOUTH SERVICES BUILDING
SUPER LOAD TRAVELING THRU GRANBY
There is an upcoming “Super Load” project that is slated to travel on the roads running through Granby. This project is scheduled by DOT to begin February 12, 2017 and run for several weeks with (6) separate individual loads to be moved. Each move will take approximately (6) full nights through several communities to move the loads approximately (90) miles to Oxford. The State will be transporting these very large turbines and generators to the Oxford power plant. The loads will arrive via a (20) axle rail cars on route 75 just South of Perimeter Road. The units will be moved on a self-propelled trailer platforms that move at only 3-5mph for the entire (90) miles to the power plant. The loads are approximately 200’ long, 13’6” high, 21’ wide, and range in weight from (1) million to (1.5million) lbs.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is responsible to issue the oversize overweight permits for the movement of these very large heavy loads. DOT selects the state roads that the load will travel and some of the selected roads run through Granby. This project has these very large pieces of the power plant going to the new Towantic Power Plant, located in Oxford, CT.
The specific routes have been carefully plotted out due to the size and weight by DOT personnel and engineers. There are several steel bridge jumpers required to be put in place on bridges selected by the engineers during the move.
The size of these loads may significantly impact traffic due to their width.
The State Police will monitor and escort the super loads on the specific state roadways listed by DOT in the permit from the origin to the Oxford destination. The Truck Squad escort teams per the permit will consist of a State Police supervisor and a team of specially trained troopers who escort loads within and thru the State of Connecticut from start to finish. Due to the excessive width of each load we at times will cause one and one half lanes to be compromised during each move.
When the loads are traveling on single lane roads in each direction, traffic will not be able to pass the load, requiring short detours or alternate routes.
Listed below are the streets in Granby that are listed on the DOT permit to be used during each move:
Route 20 from East Granby Town Line
Route 202 / Salmon Brook Road South to Simsbury Town Line
Granby Planning & Zoning Commission
RE: Application for Zone Change
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Click here for Other documents , site design , Granby Housing Data Profiles for information purposes. These documents are from presentation made by Upstream Properties, LLC and from town information on file.
The Town of Granby receives recognition from Eversource for its energy efficiencies. [photo R to L: Samantha Sojka, Eversource Energy; William F. Smith, Jr., Town Manager; B. Scott Kuhnly, First Selectman; and Kevin Witkos, Eversource Energy.]
5 Corners Roundabout (Fomerly 5 Points)
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) conducted a Public Informational Meeting concerning the proposed Intersection Improvements on Route 10/US 202 (Salmon Brook Street) at East Street and Notch Road.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) conducted a Public Informational Meeting concerning the proposed Major Intersection Improvements on Route 10/US 202 (Salmon Brook Street) at Route 20/189 (North Granby Road/East Granby Road) and at Route 189 (Hartford Avenue)
Click to review the slide presentation by the CT Department of Transportation on March 16, 2016 regarding the roadway improvement for the Town Center.
Click to review the slide presentation by the CT Department of Transportation on March 23, 2016 regarding the roadway improvement fomerly known as 5 Points (5 Corners Roundabout).
The Town of Granby was incorporated in 1786 from Simsbury and covers 40.7 square miles on Connecticut's north central border with Massachusetts. Primarily a rural residential community, Granby is home for many white collar and professional workers in Greater Hartford's financial and insurance corporate headquarters and industries. Located 13.6 miles north of Hartford, the town is bordered on the east by the towns of Suffield and East Granby, on the south by Simsbury and Canton, and to the west by the towns of Barkhamsted and Hartland. Granby's estimated population: 11,000.
The Town is served by State Routes 10, 20, 189, 202, and 219. Interstate 91 is a limited access six lane interstate highway 8.6 miles to the east which provides north-south commercial and passenger motor transportation. Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks is six miles to the east on Route 20. While primarily residential in character with over 3,800 dwelling units, Granby also has more than 100 commercial and industrial buildings and almost 500 acres zoned for commercial and industrial use.
Form of Government
Granby is governed by a Charter, last revised in November of 2012, and operates under a Selectmen/Manager form of government established in 1960. A five member Board of Selectmen serves as the Town's legislative body and an appointed Town Manager serves as the Town's Chief Executive. Selectmen are elected biennially for two year terms. An elected Board of Finance serves as the Town's budget authority. A part-time Treasurer, the Town Manager, and the Finance Officer oversee the Town's finances.