The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that a public information meeting or “open house” is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 to inform interested parties about the proposed renovation of the state boat launch located on Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater (just over the Brookfield town line on Route 133).
Plans are to reconstruct the launch and make it a state-of-the-art, handicapped accessible facility. The ramp will be replaced with a two lane, grooved, concrete slab surface; the turning and parking areas will be redesigned and paved; and concrete pavers will be installed around the ramp area to prevent erosion. An ADA accessible, floating dock system will be added to make launching and retrieval of boats safer and more efficient.
In addition, a solar powered streetlight will be installed at the ramp to assist boaters launching or retrieving boats at night, and a trench drain will be placed at the top of the ramp to catch and filter much of the runoff into the lake. DEEP plans to begin work in late summer.
The meeting will take place in the “big room” at the Burnham Elementary School located at 80 Main Street Ext. in Bridgewater. Anyone interested in the particulars is invited to attend, look over the design, provide comments and speak with DEEP officials concerning the proposed work.