I figured I would post here some road news from Connecticut!
1) I-84 widening EIS is underway this past year and a new website is up:http://www.i-84eis.com/
1A) New CT-8 Study being started:http://www.route8study.com/
1B) Proposal for a new stack interchange at I-84/CT-8 In Waterbury....only $$ for the study, no $$ for anything else to proceed...should wrap up this year.http://www.i84wins.com/
2) A lot of projects have been delayed b/c of the economy...here is a partial list of the major ones:
A) Extension of Route 11 Expressway...a lot are mad over this, they are blaming the governor as not being aggressive enough. There is $$ for preliminary engineering work to begin but it's delayed anyway. Congressman Joe Courtney and local politicians are demanding answers.
B) I-84 Widening between Exits 22-25A to 6-lanes.....it was supposed to start this year....the last 3 miles to go and it's delayed!
C) I-84, CT-9 & CT-4 flyover connection project.....supposed to connect CT-4 SB to CT-9 SB and add flyover (or under) ramps from I-84 to CT-4 replacing the current left exits and entrances.
D) 4-laning of US-6 & US-202 in Danbury.
E) CT-15 & US-7 full interchange project.....started in 2005 until NIMBYs sued and halted work claiming loss of character. It would have been finished by now! Uggh!
The DOT is supposed to release a list of priority projects next month. They are also hoping for a new transportation bill from congress. They say if that happens, some of these projects could proceed again.
New US-7 Expressway extension in Brookfield set to open next month. New striping is down and only flimsy "Road Closed" barriers remain. Although, the left lane ends abruptly and you have to use Exit 12 (which is the temporary ending)...but once the new highway opens it'll be a mute issue!
Portions of the new CT-72 boulevard in Bristol on track to open in March.
CT-2 Bypass around Foxwoods opened in August as an access-fully controlled super 4!
More to come...