ConnDOT: GOV. MALLOY: STATE RESURFACED 260 TWO-LANE MILES OF ROADWAYS IN 2017
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DOT Resurfaces 260 2-Lane Miles of Connecticut Roadways in 2017

                The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced today that it had resurfaced 260 two-lane miles of roadways this construction season at a cost of $69 million included in Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s budget for CTDOT this year.

                The department has typically done 250 – 300 miles annually; in 2016 the total was 302 miles, compared with 330 the year before. CTDOT is responsible for the maintenance of more than 4,100 miles of roads and highways throughout Connecticut. In 2017, CTDOT also completed 55 two-lane miles under its “pavement preservation” program, which includes crack-filling, surface patching, drainage repairs and other rehabilitation work to extend the life of existing roadways.

               “We are investing more in road resurfacing in Connecticut and are committed to continuous improvement as we work toward a best-in-class highway system for commuters, truckers and tourists alike,” said Governor Malloy. “The men and women who work throughout the construction season to keep our roads safe and up to today’s standards arte to be commended.”

                “Keeping Connecticut roads and highways in a state of good repair is a good practice in time for the winter snow and ice season,” said CTDOT Commissioner James P. Redeker. “Jobs and economic growth depend on a safe and reliable transportation network – and that requires consistent, sustained investment.”

Recent History of the CTDOT Road Resurfacing Program:

                2017: 260 miles; $69 million

2016: 302 miles; $72.9 million

2015: 330 miles, $74.6 million

2014: 305 miles, $68.9 million

                2013: 242 miles, $57 million

                2012: 223 miles, $57 million

                2011: 271 miles, $50 million

                2010: 241 miles, $50 million

                2009: 216 miles, $49 million

                2008: 265 miles, $54 million

                2007: 165 miles, $48 million

                2006: 191 miles, $42 million

                2005: 253 miles, $49 million