Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday defended the need to add two lanes to Interstate-95 in the Greenwich-New Haven corridor.
Speaking to reporters minutes after he led the State Bond Commission’s approval of the second of two $1 million dollar allocations to develop a strategy for the widening, Malloy said that the road widening is part of an overall state strategy that includes increases in bus and train ridership.
“I believe that I-95 needs to be enlarged by a lane throughout its entire direction,” Malloy said. “So where it’s three lanes it needs to be four, and in fact with breakdown, there are five, right? And where it’s two it needs to enlarged to three, for the reasonable flow of traffic, which the current state of I-95 particularly in Fairfield County through New Haven County and then in the area of our eastern seashore are gigantic impediments to job growth in our state.”
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