SCCOG Kicks Off Chelsea Harbor/Downtown Norwich Mobility Study

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) has received a CTDOT grant to conduct a Corridor Study of downtown Norwich. SCCOG has selected the consulting firm VHB to conduct the study, who will work with their subconsultant VN Engineers, to prepare a plan that will provide streets that are safe and accessible for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit users of all ages and abilities. The study goals include improvements to livability, mobility, access to essential services, safe routes to the waterfront and Howard T. Brown Park, the Intermodal Transportation Center, the Norwich Marina and other downtown destinations. This will be accomplished through expanded bicycle facilities, sidewalk network improvements, and the reconfiguration of multi-lane, high-speed through streets that currently exist as a barrier between downtown proper and the City’s waterfront area, East, and West Side neighborhoods. The study will develop alternatives to the current configuration and traffic flows of the study area with the above goals in mind. The study process includes a number of opportunities for public engagement and input; to learn of these events and more about the study, please visit the study website at:

The public survey for the Chelsea Harbor/Downtown Norwich Study is open! Give us your feedback about traveling in Downtown Norwich. What issues do you experience? (English) (Spanish)

A Public Information Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Otis Library in Norwich.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents and business owners to learn about the project’s purpose, provide invaluable input for the development of recommendations and allow the public to get in-person answers from the project team.

  • The Otis Library is ADA accessible
  • Parking is available at the Railroad Ave. lot, Cliff Street lot, and on Main Street
  • Refreshments and pizza will be provided
  • Children are welcome