Engineering

Engineering reviews technical design plans, prepares specifications and contracts, inspects utilities, subdivisions, and municipal construction projects; and plans and coordinates various complex municipal improvement projects.   

For assistance with any of the following please contact the Engineering Department.

Roadway Excavations:

  • Issues excavation permits to utilities,  developers, and residents to excavate in Town Right-Of-Way property.
  • Inspects backfill and paving to ensure proper construction.

Stormwater Management:

  • Maintains inventory of stormwater systems.
  • Maintains inventory of Town owned bridges.
  • Inspects stormwater catchment system.
  • Tasked by Wetlands Board to review plans and inspect projects to ensure wetlands are properly protected.

Willimantic Traffic Authority:

  • Chairman of Authority.
  • Evaluates improvements to local roads for safe streets.
  • Prepares Agenda / Minutes / Response to applicants who submitted requests.
  • Interacts with the DOT on all traffic issues on State Roads.
  • Approves special event use permits requiring use of Town owned roads.
  • Attends Board and Commission meetings when projects are presented.

Grant Application:

  • Prepares construction cost estimates for potential projects.
  • Prepares descriptions of projects and applications for various grants.
  • Prepares resolutions for town meetings such as Local Capital Improvement Program (LoCIP) Grants.

Construction / Capitol Projects:

  • Responsible for design, preparation of specifications and contracts, construction inspection, or a combination thereof for all new construction and maintenance capital improvement projects, including:
  • New buildings.
  • Sidewalks.
  • Roadways and parking areas.
  • Recreation field lighting and irrigation.
  • Solar / renewable energy / energy efficiency initiatives.
  • Storm drainage systems.
  • Bridges and culverts.
  • Oversees and coordinates testing for closed landfills.
  • Assists with building maintenance items.