From Hartford Courant.
Even as Congressman John Larson campaigns for “Big Dig” highway tunnels beneath Hartford, state transportation planners said Thursday they see trouble ahead for the vision — one of a handful of options now under study to ease congestion at the interchange of I-84 and I-91.
“We have a lot of concerns with this,” Nicholas Mandler, an engineer with TranSystems Corp. of Meriden, a consultant on the I-84 Hartford project, said. “With safety, with capacity, with expense … and it doesn’t serve that local traffic, everyone trying to get in and out of Hartford.”
In Larson’s plan, I-84 would be buried from Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood to East Hartford, near Rentschler Field and I-91, from Hartford’s Brainard Airport to the city’s North Meadows.
Mandler’s comments came during Thursday’s public advisory committee meeting on the I-84 Hartford project, which is part of planning for replacing a 2-mile, aging viaduct that slices through the city.
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