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.)

  1. Elvis, Uncasinoville says:

    Great idea! (sarcasm). Drivers will fill out a card and mail it in, and their personal movements will be tracked if not traced. Who will receive these cards? Would highway construction workers who are unemployed get an inordinate number of the cards to complete and return? I’ll sign mine “Elvis” and mail it back promptly. Here’s the end result; BL will get paid for another study of the matter ( 5th or 6th or ? such study done since the idea appeared in the late 50’s? ). After its completion, the project will be blocked by environmentalists, again. Five to ten years later, repeat.

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