ConnDOT: Project No. 167-108
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Project No. 167-108

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Municipalities: Town of Woodbridge, Town of Hamden, City of New Haven


Project Location: Heroes Tunnel (Bridge No. 00773)  Route 15 through West Rock Ridge

Project Map:  Click to view location map and anticipated project limits 

Project Description:

The Heroes Tunnel, also known as Bridge No. 00773, consists of twin 1,200 foot long horseshoe-shaped tunnels, carrying two lanes of Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) traffic in each direction through the West Rock Ridge.  The Heroes Tunnel carries approximately 71,000 vehicles daily and is a vital scenic connector between New York and Hartford, as well as an alternate expressway route to Interstate 95 and 91.  Structural, geometric, and drainage deficiencies have been identified within the Heroes Tunnel.  The general deterioration necessitates either rehabilitation or replacement.  In addition to the deteriorating condition of the tunnel, other characteristics are substandard such as the electrical and mechanical utilities, all of which would be upgraded or improved through this project. 


Click to view the Public Information Meeting Presentation (New Haven - June 7, 2017)

A Public Information Meeting for this project was held at the New Haven Hall of Records at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 7, 2017. 


A Public Scoping Meeting for this project was held at the Woodbridge Senior Center at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday September 22, 2016.  Scoping comments were accepted until the close of business on Friday October 7, 2016 for this meeting. 


Contact:     Mr. David A. Cutler, P.E. 

                  Transportation Supervising Engineer

                  Connecticut Department of Transportation

                  2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131

Phone:       860-594-3210



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