Malloy Announces Major Connecticut Transportation Projects

Apr 16, 2014

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.