I-84 Danbury meeting

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has invited all interested members to a public meeting as part of the first stages of the I-84 Danbury project. The meeting will be on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at CTDOT headquarters. The address is 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, and the meeting will be in conference room 1341. Email Joe Sculley if you plan to attend. The following is more detail from CTDOT regarding the project.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is initiating the “I-84 Danbury Project” an important initiative to improve safety, increase capacity, and improve operations and access between Exits 3 and 8 in Danbury. Project goals not only include addressing highway-focused needs of increasing capacity, improving highway access, safety and operations, and enhancing regional mobility but also include multi-modal considerations including better connecting the City of Danbury with regional destinations, improving access to transit, encouraging travel demand management, and looking for ways to improve non-motorized travel in the corridor.

The project planning process, which is just beginning, will focus on the development and preliminary assessment of alternatives. Subsequent phases will include environmental documentation, identification of a preferred alternative and preliminary engineering. All phases of the project include robust public involvement; the I-84 Danbury Project team will be launching a website and hosting a series of public meetings in the coming months.

In advance of this planning and outreach process, CTDOT staff and their consultants will be meeting with key project stakeholders to introduce them to the goals of the project and to begin a dialog about areas of concern to residents and enable us to better understand the environmental, social, economic, and community context of the project area. Truck freight providers and other companies that rely on the trucking industry are chief among these stakeholders.