ConnDOT: DOT Releases Five-Year Capital Plan for All Modes of Transportation

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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FOR RELEASE: January 21, 2014
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DOT Releases Five-Year Capital Plan for All Modes of Transportation

 

          The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its five-year Capital Plan – covering fiscal years 2014-2018 and including projects in all modes of transportation – highways and bridges, public transportation, ports and waterways and bicycle/pedestrian enhancements.  DOT updates the plan annually detailing spending plans for 2014 and planned investments through 2018.  The DOT anticipates $1.8 billion in total Capital Program funding in fiscal year 2014.

           “The Department has leveraged state and federal resources to advance the largest construction program in recent years,” said DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker. “In fact, the 2014 construction program is anticipated to be $800 million, compared to $300 million in 2012.  Investment in transportation is an investment in our economy and creates thousands of jobs in Connecticut.”

Along with the Capital Program, the Department is releasing a report entitled, “Optimizing the State of Connecticut: Transportation Capital Infrastructure Program, December 2013.”  The report reviews the performance of the DOT in delivering capital investments. The goal, Commissioner Redeker noted, is to optimize the capital funding for all its transportation modes and to improve continuously its ability to deliver maximum infrastructure improvements for each dollar expended.  The Department is achieving this by delivering projects on time and on or under budget.  Continuously improving Project Delivery and using innovative construction techniques also have increased the DOT’s capacity to provide the state with higher quality transportation improvements that maximize the state’s return on its investment.

 

“Optimizing the State of Connecticut: Transportation Capital Infrastructure Program” can be found here.

The Five Year Capital Plan spreadsheet can be found here.

The Advertising Schedule of Projects for 2014 can be found here.