Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Tuesday several major transportation projects across the state that are set to begin this spring.
Malloy spoke to reporters, standing alongside I-84 in Waterbury, which will be widened as part of the overall plan. "In a very short period of time," Malloy said, "Connecticut has increased its funding for infrastructure, highways, bridges, rail, by about 165 percent."
"We're talking about $3 billion being spent in the state of Connecticut," Malloy said, "to catch up on long-overdue transportation projects."
Other projects sharing some of approximately $1.8 billion in state and federal transportation funds include work on replacing the Q-Bridge in New Haven along I-95, rehabilitating the Putnam Bridge along Route 3 in Glastonbury, and improving the Merritt Parkway in Stamford.
The projects are part of a five-year highway, bridge and rail improvement plan.
This report includes information from The Associated Press.