University of Hartford Civil Engineering Design Center for Cities and Towns
Civil Engineering students worked with Urban Engineers and the City of Hartford to design traffic calming devices for the Upper Albany neighborhood of Hartford, CT.
The traffic-calming plan for the City of Hartford includes fourteen neighborhoods. This project will focus on the Upper Albany neighborhood. The scope of the project includes three intersections or areas of concern defined by the neighborhood residents as problem areas. Traffic calming devices have been selected based on residential input along with guidance from the project mentor, Najib Habesch of Urban Engineers, and The City of Hartford. The chosen traffic calming devices were then designed to conform to the existing physical conditions of the intersections. A road diet was selected for the length of Homestead Avenue from Woodland Street to Albany Avenue. Curb extensions and a left turning lane were designed at the intersection of Albany Avenue with Woodland Street. The intersection of Greenfield Street with Ridgefield Street was modified with a raised intersection. All of these traffic-calming devices were designed to improve the safety at the intersection while maintaining traffic flow.