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DOT To Survey Motorists On Route 11

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An unused bridge at the end of Route 11 in Salem (ConnDOT photo)

An unused bridge at the end of Route 11 in Salem (ConnDOT photo)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Connecticut Department of Transportation will soon be asking motorists about their travel patterns near Route 11, the unfinished state highway that abruptly stops in Salem.

DOT says survey sites will be set up later this month at 19 spots where there are stop signs and traffic signals. Motorists will be handed a postage-page survey card asking about their origin and destination. The information from the surveys will be used to measure travel patterns and trip characteristics of drivers.

The surveys will be distributed in mid-August and again in mid-September.

BL Companies of Meriden has been selected to conduct environmental studies, design engineering services and a study about possible tolls and other revenue needed to extend the long-stalled highway. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told DOT to explore all funding options.

  (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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