Central Connecticut Regional Planning AgencyCT

Special plans and studies

As part of its transportation planning mandate, CCRPA produces a variety of plans and studies on transportation in the region. Projects are sorted by their date of completion.


CCSU Transportation Demand Management Plan

CCRPA is producing a comprehensive transportation demand management plan for Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. More information on this plan can be found under its project page.

Farmington River Trail User Survey

Prior to reconstruction of a deteriorated section of the Farmington River Trail in Burlington, CCRPA surveyed users on the trail about their opinions of the trail, when they use it, and what changes they would like to see. The survey report and appendixes are available.

Forestville Project

In collaboration with the University of Connecticut's Community Research Design Collaborative and area residents, CCRPA is creating a design plan to revitalize Forestville center, a historic village in Bristol. More information on this plan can be found under its project page.


Center Street design study

CCRPA developed potential design modifications to Center Street in Southington. The study focused on improving access to businesses downtown through reuse of space for on-street parking and/or pedestrian and cyclist connections to the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.


Bradley-Camp-Washington roundabout study

CCRPA modeled traffic flow at two busy intersections in Bristol and Plainville. The study (also available, sketches) found that replacement of stop signs with roundabouts would improve traffic flow and air quality, though it would require additional right-of-way.

Safe Routes to School

CCRPA prepared master plans and submitted applications for pedestrian improvements to enable children to walk to school more safely. All three of CCRPA's applications were awarded by the State (listed below). It is expected that these projects will go to construction soon. Each of these projects is approximately $500,000, with funding 100% federal.

Scenic Roads

CCRPA submitted an application to have the State designate parts of Routes 4, 69, and 179 in Burlington and Farmington as scenic roads. This application is pending; a meeting with the Scenic Roads Advisory Committee will be scheduled soon to finalize this designation.

West Broad Street traffic study

CCRPA studied traffic patterns and potential calming measures on a neighborhood street that serves as a cut-through for area traffic on the Bristol/Plainville town line. The study culminated in the release of a brief report.