July 4, 2022

State Department of Transportation Sets Date for Information Meeting on Main Street Bridge Project

CHESTER— The state Department of Transportation will hold a Feb. 16 public information meeting on the planned replacement of the Main Street bridge in the downtown village. The session begins at 7 p.m. in the Chester Meeting House on Liberty Street.

DOT engineers will be present at the meeting to outline and answer questions from residents and downtown business owners about the latest plans to replace the Main Street bridge over the Pattaconk Brook. The bridge replacement project is expected to begin in 2014.

A nearby bridge project, replacement of the bridge on Water Street, is expected to begin this summer. The town is planning a reconstruction of Main Street in the downtown village to be done over the next two years, around the same time as the two bridge replacement projects. The Main Street Committee, a group of volunteers appointed by the board of selectmen, is coordinating and supervising the town’s Main Street project.