Borough holding meeting on reconstruction project

An artistic rendering of a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Rubber Avenue and Meadow and Cherry streets in Naugatuck. –CONTRIBUTED

NAUGATUCK — The borough is holding a virtual informational meeting next week on the Rubber Avenue reconstruction project, which includes replacing a four-way intersection with a roundabout.

Officials will discuss the project with the public through a Zoom conference June 17 at 6 p.m. The public can log in using the meeting ID 91990109739 and password 899984. The public can call into the meeting by calling 1-929-205-6099 and using the meeting ID. The public can also submit comments on the project via email to

The project is to reconstruct Rubber Avenue from Elm Street to Melbourne Street, including drainage improvements and new sidewalks and landscaping.

As part of the project, the four-way intersection of Rubber Avenue and Meadow and Cherry streets will be replaced with a “modern roundabout.” The preliminary design is for a one-lane roundabout that is 120 feet in diameter with a raised island in the center.

The construction cost for the project is estimated at $4.8 million. The project, which is slated to start this year, is expected to be funded through the state Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program with the borough covering engineering costs.