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Engineering acts as the “clearinghouse” for the Public Works Department.  This division is responsible for these various project stages - studies, analyses, design work, surveys, and project management.  In addition, inspections for all City-owned public works facilities are under the guidance of  Engineering.

Engineering issues the following: right-of-way work permits, storm and sanitary sewer permits, and sidewalk & driveway permits.  The public may obtain these permits during normal office hours (M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm).  Engineering does have the power to assess fines for violations in conjunction with these permits.  This division is responsible for the connection of new customers to existing city water & sewer lines. 


Reconstruction of Bradley Avenue and Coe Avenue Bridges
Reconstruction and rehabilitation of Hanover Pond Dam
Realignment of Britannia Street/Colony Street/Kensington Avenue 
Landfill closure
Airport runway reconstruction
North Colony Street reconstruction
Barr Road reconstruction
West Main St improvements
Demolition of Factory H
Transfer Station improvements
Quinnipiac River Linear Trail - Phase II
Falcon Field Stormwater Detention Basin
Columbus Ave Bypass Channel


City wide sidewalk replacement
City wide paving
Gravel St and Baldwin Ave Reconstruction


Amtrak Bypass Culvert
Cooper St Bridge Replacement
Center St Bridge Replacement
Linear Trail Expansion
Harbor Brook Channel Improvements


Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of public sidewalks adjacent to their property.  Property owners wishing to improve their sidewalks may utilize the contractors on the City’s approved Sidewalk Contractor list.
Property owners interested in replacing sidewalks located adjacent to their property may be eligible for cost-sharing by the City through the C.I.D.E.W.A.L.K. program.
The City performs sidewalk projects utilizing both City funds and Community Development Block Grants.


The City develops a 5-year paving program based on detailed paving inspections performed by the City’s pavement management consultants. The City utilizes a variety of techniques and funding sources to manage the City’s 188 miles of paved roadways.


Private water (sump pumps, roof drains, swales, trench drains) is prohibited from directly discharging onto City streets or into catch basins without permission. Property owners with private storm drain discharges near the City’s right of way should contact Engineering to determine how to best address the situation at 203-630-4018.


Engineering performs CBYD mark outs for the City’s water and sewer infrastructure, inspects water and sewer installations, investigates street, sidewalk and drainage complaints, and provides survey information relating to City projects.