About the Project

​Goals and Objectives

The corridor study offers an opportunity to:

  • Alleviate traffic congestion levels during peak
    travel hours

  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility

  • Promote use of healthy and environmentally
    friendly modes of transportation

  • Enhance transit ridership

  • Improve safety for all users

  • Integrate climate resilience into the corridor


Study Process

The corridor study is comprised of four tasks:

  • Task 1 – Community Involvement

  • Task 2 – Existing Conditions Report

  • Task 3 – Alternatives Development

  • Task 4 – Final Corridor Study and Recommendations


Stakeholder input and public involvement are important to the success of this project. Please use the Interactive Map Tool to provide input on specific areas of concern or visit the Get Involved page to learn more about opportunities to participate.


Project Schedule
The project schedule spans 16 months beginning in March 2022 with completion in July of 2023.  Two public meetings will be held – the first following completion of the Existing and Future Conditions Report and the second following development of the draft Conceptual Alternatives.


Frequently Asked Questions
The project team will provide response to frequently asked questions as they are received. Check back for updates responses to FAQs.

Project Team
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments has partnered with BETA Group, Inc. to conduct the Route 161 Corridor Study. Advisory Committee meetings will be held at least bi-monthly to solicit input from key stakeholders including:

  • Connecticut Department of Transportation

  • Town of East Lyme

  • Estuary Transit District

  • Southeast Area Transit District

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