Transportation Improvements

The City has completed a TOD Multi-Modal Roadway Improvement Plan for downtown with the goal to improve roadways, sidewalks and restore two-way traffic in downtown Meriden. The project will continue to address deficiencies of poorly designed and outdated transportation projects; increase access to the new commuter rail station; and increase connectivity to employment, education, housing and economic development projects in the pipeline.

The project will help ensure that pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles, transit buses and the disabled are afforded safe and efficient access to the new Meriden Transit Center (MTC), commuter parking, and expanded commuter rail service beginning in 2018.

The City held a community meeting on November 29, 2016 to update the public on the status of the downtown roadway improvements. Copies of the presentations may be downloaded here:

More about Transit Oriented Development

Tiger Grant 2016

The US Department of Transportation TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant is awarded to communities nationwide on a competitive basis to improve local and regional transportation systems. The City of Meriden has sought funds through the program to implement its Multi-Modal Roadway Improvement Plan in the TOD District which includes construction of surface transportation infrastructure (roadway, pedestrian, and bicycle) in downtown Meriden. The project is a culmination of over a decade of planning and a community consensus around the need to improve roadways, sidewalks and restore two-way traffic in downtown Meriden.

View the 2016 TIGER Grant Application

TOD Transportation Grant 2016

The City of Meriden, CT is seeking $2 million from the State of Connecticut to improve six (6) roadway sections in downtown Meriden, including Colony Street, West Main Street, State Street, Perkins Square/South Colony and East Main Street, to improve traffic flow, improve accessibility and increase safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians traveling within Meriden’s TOD zoning district. The roadway sections were selected and analyzed for improvements in prior studies and investigations. The project is an outgrowth of a two State of Connecticut TOD Pilot grants, a US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Challenge grant and a HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning grant.

View the Grant Application View the Approval Letter