Route 9 proposal removes traffic lights in Middletown

An excerpt from the Hartford Courant.

State engineers may have found a way to finally get rid of those highway traffic lights that have plagued commuters, beach-bound travelers and local motorists on Route 9 for decades.

The state Department of Transportation has a new proposal to add bridges, ramps and a roundabout that would remove the need for the lights by eliminating crossing traffic. With an early estimate of $75 million, the plan is a fraction of the cost and logistical nightmare of prior plans to raise or bury the highway — plans that were estimated at $400 million or more.

The full article is available online.