Seymour hosting info session on O’Brien Street improvements

The city of Seymour wants to answer your questions about a $2.8 million dollar improvement project on O’Brien Street.

The city will be holding a public information session Wednesday on the project. The goal is to replace the roadway and add sidewalks from Village Circle Avenue to U.S. 50 and from U.S. 50 to 4th Street. The city says the goals are to improve pedestrian mobility, the roadway condition and drainage and to lengthen its lifespan.

The original road was constructed in the 1930s and has been overlaid four times since then.

The project would do a full-depth reconstruction of the pavement, and add curbs, gutters and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway. ADA-compliant curb ramps will be constructed on each side of each street crossing.

Planners say the road will be constructed half at a time, so residents can reach their homes if they have no other access besides O’Brien Street. The project would start in 2025.

The information session will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers at Seymour City Hall.

Map courtesy of city of Seymour