The City of Hartford has declared a parking ban effective at 12:01 Saturday morning (just past midnight tonight) lasting through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.
The purpose of a parking ban is to allow plow trucks to remove snow from the roadways. Vehicles should be parked in public school lots or at these other locations for the duration of the ban: Morgan Street Garage, 2 Holcomb Street Lot, Keney Park Entrance Lot at Ridgefield Street, KDA Center Lot on Naugatuck Street, Pope Park Center Lot via Park Terrace, Metzner Center Lot on Franklin Avenue, Colt Park Lot via Wawarme Avenue, and Elizabeth Park lots. Continue reading 'Winter Storm Information'»
The much-promoted “Public Scoping Meeting” offered residents the opportunity to share thoughts about the future of the I-84/Aetna Viaduct, but little in the way of new information.
Easels lined a room in the Hartford Public Library, showing the interstate’s current state, environmental concerns, goals of the project, and preliminary alternatives to what now acts as a visual and physical barrier between north and south neighborhoods.
For those following this endless conversation, the possible changes offered at Wednesday’s meeting by the I-84 Hartford Project were not completely fresh. To overview: Continue reading 'I-84 Preliminary Alternatives'»
Pedestrian access has been restored in one section of Bushnell Park. After months of the entire north side being blocked, one path has been re-opened so that those wishing to leave Bushnell Park without walking to the other end of it can do so. Access does not mean work is completed in the area, just that pedestrians have a small path so they do not feel stuck choosing between a long detour and walking through a construction ditch.
Trinity Street will be partially re-opening to vehicular traffic while construction is paused during winter months.
The sidewalks along Park Street near the under construction busway station have been challenging to navigate for months, with both sides torn up simultaneously. More of the walkway has been made walkable in recent days. Along with that, two bus shelters have been installed between Bartholomew Avenue and Pope Park Highway.
Hartford Guides will be providing light roadside assistance citywide, thanks to a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The service will initially be available Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., but days and times might be adjusted to fit the demands for service.
If you need a jump start, they will provide it free-of-charge.
Other services include emergency refueling and tire re-inflation. If you lock your keys in the car, they will help with that. Those providing roadside assistance have been professionally trained. Call 860-462-0127 to reach the roadside assistance vehicle.
This service has been offered since 2000, though at that time it was only available in the central business district.
KNOX planted ten new trees along the East Coast Greenway Continue reading 'Greenway Gets Greener'»
There are people who hate year-end lists because it sounds like the creator is putting out some clickbait while spending his days going to Christmas parties.
We’re using this opportunity to review the operation of the city and the City– what helped to build up Hartford and who needs to have a time out to think about what he has done. Continue reading 'Most Best Awesome Superlatives of 2014'»
Monday night, City Council adopted three resolutions that would change three streets in Hartford, entirely to accommodate the planned baseball stadium. Councilperson Deutsch and MacDonald were the only to vote “no” on all three of these items.
What does this mean for Downtown North?
The width of Pleasant Street will be reduced by five feet for a stretch of 850 feet.
The section of Trumbull Street between Market and Main will be moved 85 feet south.
Windsor Street, between Trumbull and Pleasant, will be closed off. That’s not just during construction — that’s permanent. Seen as one of the safer north-south routes for cyclists, this closure will create some inconvenience for bicycle commuters and other street users.
Nearby Ann Uccello Street became a cul-de-sac in 2013, as did Flower Street (Asylum Hill and Frog Hollow) last year. The latter was closed for reasons related to the CTfastrak; the former, apparently, happened with little fanfare. The closed segment of Ann Uccello Street is in the general Downtown North area. Continue reading 'Sparks from the Stadium: Six Months In'»