ConnDOT: State Bond Commission Approves $$$ for DOT Projects

 
  CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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FOR RELEASE: February 29, 2008
 
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State Bond Commission Approves $$$ for DOT Projects

 

          The State Bond Commission has approved $13.5 million for design and property acquisition for the new West Haven station on Metro-North’s New Haven Line and $20 million for several road projects.

 

          At the request of Governor M. Jodi Rell, the Bond Commission approved:

  • $6.9 million for safety improvements on Whalley Avenue (Route 63) in New Haven
  • $6.5 million for improvements at the intersection of Route 66, Boston and Old Mill Roads in Middletown
  • $3.75 million for an environmental assessment and design improvements on I-91 in Windsor in the vicinity of Day Hill Road
  • $1.85 million for improvements to Route 229 in Bristol for industrial development
  • $1 million to design improvements on I-84 eastbound in Danbury at Exits 1 and 2

The funding for the West Haven train station will allow the continued acquisition of property required to complete the project and to continue the design process. If all goes well, construction will begin in 2009 and the project will be completed in 2001.