Load restriction announced for Route 34 across Stevenson Dam Bridge

From CT Post. A load restriction of 15 tons will be enforced along Route 34 at the Stevenson Dam Bridge until repairs on the roadway in the area are complete. Route 34 carries traffic over the Housatonic River between Monroe and Oxford. The load restriction was decided on by the state Department of Transportation and […]

Senate approves two-year, $43 billion state budget; Gov. Lamont expected to sign

From The Hartford Courant. The state Senate approved a two-year, $43 billion budget Tuesday night with Democrats hailing the plan as fiscally prudent and Republicans blasting the package as a bad deal with too many tax increases. The 567-page budget, which passed in the House of Representatives late Monday night, closes a projected deficit of […]

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Lamont lacking on specifics over paid FMLA; Gets started on compromise

From CT News Junkie. It’s been a week since Gov. Ned Lamont threatened to veto the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill approved by the Senate, and as of Wednesday morning House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said the governor has offered no specifics as to how to resolve the conflict and get the bill passed. “I […]

In another shift, Lamont wants regular session vote on tolls

From CT Post. Gov. Ned Lamont has asked lawmakers to fast-track electronic highway tolls, reversing a previous position to let the issue slide for a special session after the June 5 adjournment of the General Assembly. In meetings with majority Democratic leaders this week, Lamont asked for them to return his signature legislation to the […]

I-91 NB Exit 28 to close from tonight (May 29) for two years

From CT DOT. The closure is necessary to facilitate the first major stage of construction activity (lowering of southbound Routes 5/15 under I-91), and will last approximately two years. From tonight, Wednesday night, May 29, detour signs will direct I-91 northbound motorists seeking Routes 5/15 southbound at Exit 28 to follow the detour route as […]

Liberal Democrats want more tax hikes on the rich in final crafting of state budget

From Harford Courant. As lawmakers scramble to finish a budget in the final full week of the legislative session, some liberal Democrats are concerned negotiators are not proposing enough tax hikes on the rich as they seek compromise with Gov. Ned Lamont. Negotiators have agreed on the outlines of a plan that rejects a 2 […]

Weekend closure and detour of I-95 in Stamford begins May 31

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that the first of two scheduled weekend closures and detours of I-95 in Stamford at Exit 9 is set to begin on Friday, May 31, 2019.  The closures are necessary to facilitate the installation of two new bridge structures carrying Route 1 over I-95. Motorists are strongly […]

Trump tells Democrats to pass new NAFTA before infrastructure

From Bloomberg. President Donald Trump told Democratic congressional leaders on the eve of a White House meeting to discuss restoring the nation’s infrastructure that he first wanted them to pass his replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. “Before we get to infrastructure, it is my strong view that Congress should first pass the […]

New look at what tolls would mean for Connecticut drivers

Excerpt from CT Post. “Our plan, we think is the best value for Connecticut drivers,” Lemar said, detailing several months of negotiations with the state DOT, as well as federal highway authorities for months, with focus on strategic investments. “We feel pretty proud of the product that we have. If you are commuting every day […]

Anti-toll group delivers 100,000 petition signatures to Lamont

Excerpt from Yankee Institute article. Joseph Sculley, president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, which represents the trucking industry, said his group also opposes tolls on Connecticut’s highways. “The current toll proposals will be a huge cost burden on small businesses in Connecticut,” Sculley said. “In a state that is struggling with small, medium […]