Main Street Noank Road Reconstruction

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The Town of Groton has a quintessential coastal Main Street in Noank Village, but it requires some improvements. The Town would like to address deficiencies in existing pavement conditions, improve pedestrian connectivity and ADA accessibility, enhance streetscaping features, implement complete streets strategies, and improve stormwater quality entering the Long Island Sound. Input and support of the community will be key to the project’s success. Key dates are available on this webpage. Updates will be provided throughout the duration of this project with updates on events and documents through the news feed. There are multiple ways to offer feedback on this website through the map, public input, survey, news feed, quick polls, or email links. Use one or use them all!

The Town of Groton has a quintessential coastal Main Street in Noank Village, but it requires some improvements. The Town would like to address deficiencies in existing pavement conditions, improve pedestrian connectivity and ADA accessibility, enhance streetscaping features, implement complete streets strategies, and improve stormwater quality entering the Long Island Sound. Input and support of the community will be key to the project’s success. Key dates are available on this webpage. Updates will be provided throughout the duration of this project with updates on events and documents through the news feed. There are multiple ways to offer feedback on this website through the map, public input, survey, news feed, quick polls, or email links. Use one or use them all!

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    Be restrained, practical, and bury the power lines.

    by Elisabeth Pendery, 3 months ago

    Below is a summary of our key points and recommendations for the Groton Department of Public Works to consider in the design and rebuilding process of Main Street:


    Preservation of Historic Appearance:

    > Make retaining the historic look of Noank the top priority in the design and rebuilding of Main Street.

    Underground Electric Lines:

    > Give strong consideration to burying electric lines has has been done in other well-preserved historic areas of Groton. This is money well-spent as we face more extreme, destructive weather. (In this regard, and several others, we concur with Andrew Blacker's well-reasoned suggestions.)

    Storm Sewers and... Continue reading

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    Noank Main Street Project the Present/Future/Past

    by Rose Powell, 3 months ago

    For the Present: I would like to thank Andrew Blacker for his public comments he submitted on 4 January 2024. I concur with his wish-list outlined in the comments and think he makes some salient points about hurricanes and the need to consider the power lines, and be thoughtful about parking. Presently the parking along upper Pearl can be a driving and walking hazard. Off Street residential parking should be considered for public safety. There are areas that I don't believe can accommodate two way traffic, which would impair emergency vehicles.

    For the Future: I hope the Town of Groton... Continue reading

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    Burying power lines

    by Anne Lawrie, 3 months ago

    I would like support Andrew Blacker's well-argued comments. I'd especially underline the need for burying utility lines- this is our chance! Besides the important points of increased safety, reduced risks of outages in storms and easier maintenance, underground lines would have a significant aesthetic impact. A Main Street without utility poles would be so much more attractive, and in line with the historic reality and feel of Noank.


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    Sidewalks and Parking Relief

    by Pjacey, 3 months ago
    Would love to see the sidewalk built out in front of Carson’s but ease it back east of there to allow for tractor trailer turning in and out of Pearl St. Wonderful that we’re finally seeing some near term infrastructure improvement with Marsh Road and now Main and Pearl. Thought I would throw out an idea of the town approaching the owner of the black hole at the gateway to Noank Village, 20 Terrace, with the thought of turning this 1/2 acre eyesore into a tastefully landscaped parking area. This could provide some much needed relief for ferry patrons, business... Continue reading
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    Noank Needs Minimal Change

    by Sloan keck, 3 months ago

    Submitted by Sloan Rankin Keck
    (resident 60 years at 25 Spring Street)

    I would like to agree with and support every detail of Andrew Blacker’s letter outlining the aspects we wish to protect in Noank Village. Please realize he has carefully detailed that keeping the historic simplicity is what keeps our village attractive.

    I would emphatically add that no public art be added in any shape or form to the street scape. No more cute reproduction street lamps. We are an authentic village. The ones placed by the town dock should be removed.

    Sincerely,

    Sloan Rankin Keck




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    Strongly Agree

    by Tom Olson, 3 months ago
    I fully support the views of Mr Blacker.
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    Main Street Heaven

    by Michael N, 3 months ago
    Hello,

    There are many opinions on what to do with the main street rebuild. I think most will agree on the following points:

    Keep the street wide. Very important for boat deliveries and other delivery trucks.

    Keep the sidewalks wide.

    Put overhead utilities underground from firehouse on ward ave to main street and from that intersection to church street.

    Add environmentally compliant storm drains.

    Sidewalks on north side of main street should be kept wide as they see lots of foot traffic. Also there are bike racks and parade concessions and the band sets up there during parades. Carsons sets... Continue reading

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    Keep roads wide

    by Edward Johnson, 3 months ago

    The width of Main Street at Riverview Avenue needs to be left as wide as possible to allow large fuel and trailer trucks to navigate that turn. We had to widen our driveway in order to park both cars off the road completely at 87 Main Street. Our cars were damaged twice if left on the street in front of the house.


    If a sidewalk is installed starting at Pearl Street going East down the hill to Riverview Avenue, it needs to be south of the existing road surface and curbing needs to be added. The property owners on that... Continue reading

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    No one will be more affected by this project then my family

    by Andrew blacker, 4 months ago
    Hello my name is Andrew Blacker. I was born and raised at 51 Main Street Noank CT.

    I currently live at 45 pearl street in Noank and I run Carson's Store at located at 43 Main Street. I also own Palmer's Provisions and pizza located at 17 pearl street. My mother and father own the building Carson's is located in 43 Main Street. They also own 45 Main Street where my sister currently lives and 51 Main Street where I grew up and they currently live. My father and his brother Jeff blacker own a company called Blacker Brothers llc... Continue reading

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