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From the First Selectman

A Message from the First SelectmanFirst Selectman, Ken Kellogg

Founded in 1823, Monroe is an outstanding community of nearly 19,000 residents. Monroe offers award-winning schools, safe neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and growth in local business and industry. We offer the convenience of several restaurants and retail shopping while maintaining a New England, small-town charm.

Thank you for visiting the Monroe website; we continue to make more information and services available online. If you have any suggestions, have a question or concern, please contact my office.

Ken Kellogg
First Selectman

Contact Us

Monroe Town Hall Offices
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, Connecticut 06468

PHONE(203) 452-2800
HOURSMonday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

10/4/2021 - Significant Pepper St Roadwork to Start Monday (10-4-21)

As most are aware, we are in the process of an over $7 million reconstruction project for Pepper Street, 90% of which is paid for by federal and state grant funds. The project has been challenged due to the extensive number of overhead and underground utilities that require relocation.  While utility companies are included in the project planning and scheduling, they are not bound by the project schedule.  Furthermore, some delays are also due to unforeseen underground conditions, pandemic-related supply chain issues and staffing challenges.  We have had considerable, ongoing communications with the utility companies, project contractors, as well as CT-DOT, in order to move the project forward.  We received a commitment to focus, and “catch up” on, utility work over this past summer.  At this time, over 90% of the utility relocations are now complete.

Earlier this week, First Selectman Kellogg and other Town officials met again with the project team to focus on making as much progress as possible prior to the winter season. Significant roadwork and drainage improvements will resume the week of October 4, 2021. This will involve excavating and road widening to the new design and installation of new gravel, a base course of pavement, and new curbing.  This will also necessitate some lane shifting during construction.  Expect travel delays through this area, as there will be sections of roadway that, once milled, will be temporarily gravel for up to a few weeks while work progresses.  These sections of the road currently under construction will have a base course of pavement completed prior to the winter season.  The balance of the road reconstruction, completion of the section of the multi-use trail, as well as the final top course of pavement, is currently projected for the spring of 2022.

While the temporary impact to travel is frustrating, we thank you for your patience as work progresses.  This will ultimately result in significant long-term improvements, better accommodate traffic to our industrial park, while also improving this section of the Housatonic Valley Rail Trail.

Questions and/or comments may be directed to Town Engineer Scott Schatzlein at 203-452-8631.

For more information click here, http://www.monroect.org/Pepper-Street