Connecticut DOT pitches ‘astounding,’ cheaper plan to break I-95 gridlock

From CT Mirror.

Connecticut could implement a “strategic and incremental” widening of Interstate 95 to relieve congestion along the state’s shoreline without having to take huge swaths of private property by eminent domain, a game-changer for breaking gridlock in Fairfield County, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday.

But the governor, who cited the results of a new Department of Transportation feasibility study, said the undertaking — which probably would cost more than $4 billion and take at least eight years to widen various sections of the highway  — has no chance of proceeding until legislators stabilize Connecticut’s cash-starved Special Transportation Fund.

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