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New Britain Streetscape Project to Transform Downtown

The Downtown transformation is intended to complement the CTfastrak station and make the entire Central Park area, from the Courthouse to Broad Street, more pedestrian friendly. New signage, wider sidewalks, narrower intersections, bike lanes and redesigned traffic patterns, largely funded through federal grants and the issue of bonds, are underway.

Phase 1: Surrounds the new police station: NOW COMPLETE
Phase 2: Elm St. and around the Main St. corner: NOW COMPLETE
Phase 3: Central Park and West Main Street to High St.: NOW COMPLETE
Phase 4: Relocation of the Bank St. bus hub: NOW COMPLETE
Phase 5: Beehive Bridge.: NOW COMPLETE
Phase 6: East Main and Myrtle Streets: SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION – SPRING 2021
Phase 7: Columbus Blvd, Chestnut and Washington Streets: SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION – SPRING 2021
Phase 8: Columbus Blvd and Chestnut St.: SCHEDULED FOR 2021 CONSTRUCTION

For more on Streetscape Projects and other downtown development projects, please visit Downtown Development Update 2020.