Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a public agency with representatives from twenty-two towns, cities, and boroughs, formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues. SCCOG was organized in October of 1992, taking over the mission of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SCRPA), which had been in existence since January 1961. SCCOG is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation within southeastern Connecticut. SCCOG membership also includes the Mohegan Tribe and Mashantucket-Pequot Tribes (affiliate, non-voting members), CT Department of Transportation (non-voting), and Southeast Area Transit (SEAT, votes on MPO matters).
Primary focus areas of SCCOG are regional planning, which includes producing studies and plans that affect the responsible development of the region; transportation planning and prioritization of State and Federal transportation funding, as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); and providing regional services, which include staffing assistance to local land use commissions and exploring additional avenues for cost savings and inter-municipal cooperation.
Duties assigned to Councils of Governments in Connecticut include establishing a plan of conservation and development for the region, assisting member municipalities, as well as State and other public and private agencies, and performing a variety of advisory review functions. SCCOG undertakes numerous of studies and initiatives each year, under the guidance of member municipalities.
Under Federal transportation law, SCCOG functions as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), responsible for coordinating transportation planning in southeastern Connecticut.
Regional and Other Services
In addition to its statutorily assigned duties, SCCOG’s functions include providing a basis for intergovernmental cooperation, aiding in the solution of regional issues, serving as a technical resource to its member municipalities, and providing a collective voice for the region.
Opportunity for Public Comment – Route 32 Corridor Study:
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, is in the process of completing a Corridor Study focused on Route 32 in New London, from the Williams Street bridge, north to Benham Road in Waterford, an area referred to as College Hill. The study includes recommendations intended to calm traffic through this area, making this route safer to travel for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The proposed concept plan includes a landscaped median in the middle of Route 32 and a shared-use path on both sides of the road. Two travel lanes in each direction are maintained, with left turn lanes provided at intersections and existing right turn lanes removed. Traffic calming measures are also proposed at the entrances into the study area to slow vehicle traffic, and pedestrian refuges will increase safety of Route 32 crossings. You can review the presentation materials and complete a survey at www.route32study.com to provide feedback on the proposed concept. The final report for this project, which will be informed by input received, will be available on the website later this spring. While this project has been the subject of several outreach events and public meetings, the SCCOG is interested in receiving as much input as possible on the study recommendations. Please submit any additional comments by May 12th.
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Contact: James S. Butler, SCCOG Senior Advisor | 860-889-2324 | firstname.lastname@example.org