Department of Public Works

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  • 141-199 Highland St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Prospect Hill

    Speeding on Highland Street has created an extremely unsafe situation, especially at pick-up and drop-off times at a local preschool here. Yesterday, at about 4:30 PM, a parent's car door was damaged by a speeding car (which did not stop). Thankfully, neither the parent NOR the child was injured. However, there are young children getting in and out of cars, being dropped off by caregivers on foot and by bike, and being escorted across the street here.

    Please, we need this speeding curtailed and traffic calming measures implemented before a tragic incident occurs here.

    UPDATE: The city and the school now are working together on this-- but in good conscience, we cannot close the issue since it has yet to be fixed.

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  • Wooster Sq New Haven, CT - Wooster Square

    Yet another 8 cars (at least) in the Wooster Square area have been broken into with crow bars early in the morning of 11/12/10. NHPD were on scene as at least 2 perpetrators were witnessed fleeing the area. The Wooster Square area has been under siege by this rash of car break-ins over the past several months. Enhanced NHPD patrols are needed between 12a and 5a to catch the thieves/vandals in the act. Countless vehicles have been hit in the past 3 weeks, despite no visible items or other items of value in the cars.

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  • HUGE pothole Archived
    Glen Rd. Between Winthrop And Norton New Haven, CT - Downtown

    Huge pothole on the middle of the street. Took out 2 of my tires.

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  • Potholes Acknowledged
    100 Cold Spring Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock

    Large pothole on the street in front of the driveway at 100 Cold Spring Street. Continues to grow/get worse in width and depth.

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  • Kimberly Avenue Bridge Between West Haven And New Haven - US Congressional District CT3

    The Kimberly Avenue Bridge connecting West Haven and New Haven is extremely dangerous and makes traveling between the cities by bicycle very difficult. The east-bound traffic heading for the I-95 on ramp treats the right lane as part of that ramp and routinely accelerates to 50+ mph. There is no shoulder, cars cut each other off to gain position, the lane is often littered with broken glass and in the winter, the sidewalk goes uncleared, forcing pedestrians into the road.

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  • Willow St./ Nicoll St. Intersection New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock

    As a major through road, Willow St. (specifically the intersection at Willow St. & Nicoll St.) desperately needs to be repaved and re-marked/re-striped! The road and intersection is laden with uneven pavement, divots and potholes, which are not only hazardous to vehicles and pedestrians, but also result in loud, unnecessary noise in a residential area, especially when large trucks and commercial vehicles speed down Willow St. The very worn out pavement marking and stripping at the intersection is also a hazard to pedestrians as speeding cars are not properly signaled that they are driving through a very busy pedestrian crossing area.

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  • Entrance To Front St Off Middletown Ave - Chatham Square

    The entrance to Front Street from Middletown Ave/Rt 80 is a dump. It is an underpass filled with weeds, garbage, tags. It is dark, always, making it dangerous. And the fence, allowing anyone access to the river, is broken in several places. Isn't this DOT's responsibility? And what does this entrance say about our neighborhood - one which we are trying to revitalize... The new Q terrace looks great, but it is adjacent to a dump.

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  • 210 Willow St New Haven, CT 06511 - East Rock

    Formerly a dry cleaning business, the building is in extremely unsafe condition: leaking roof, broken windows, rotting floor, rear door unsecured. There is old dry cleaning equipment, probably dry cleaning chemical contamination and waste, asbestos from a rusting boiler, and the building's foundation is rotten and open to the elements creating a rodent problem and allowing rainwater to enter and possibly contaminate groundwater and the surrounding soil with pollutants.

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  • 565 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06511 - Wooster Square

    The bright sign that's supposed to protect pedestrians from being hit in the crosswalk has been destroyed. It's lying on the sidewalk, the sign park totally snapped off from the base - unable to stand again.

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  • Potholes Archived
    374-396 Grand Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Fair Haven

    A large, gaping pothole in the street at the entrance to the staff parking lot of the Fair Haven Community Health Center which opened up after the snow melt. Can cause significant autobody damage. Please fill.

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  • 263 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut - Fair Haven

    It seems that when the changeover to the new traffic signal on the corner of Chapel and James Streets happened, the timing for the light changes was also changed. Now it takes an excessively *long* time for the light to turn green for James Street drivers. This is particularly problematic because there are TWO SCHOOLS on James Street right near this corner so that at drop off and pick up time, traffic-- including school buses and families picking up and dropping off-- becomes extremely backed up on James, well past Saltonstall and in front of the Martinez School.

    This morning, we actually thought the light was broken as we waited, and waited, and waited on James-- the longest we have ever waited in the five years we have worked in this neighborhood.

    Please, please-- is there someone from the City, Transportation, Traffic, & Parking, that can come down to see this corner *in person*? Ever since the work began here last spring with the new electric box, pedestrian cross, etc., this corner is a mess, including serious wheelchair accessibility issues as the pedestrian cross pole was put in the middle of the sidewalk. Thank you.

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  • Street Sweeping Acknowledged
    West Rock Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - Westville

    Multiple cars of parents towed away while dropping their kids off at Edgewood school this morning due to new towing policy for street sweeping. Non residents traveling to the school were largely unaware given lack of signage. Only one sign posted on the entire expanse of West Rock near the school and said sign was posted low to the ground rather than on a poll.

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