The Connecticut Department of Transportation
(Department) will conduct a Public Informational Meeting concerning the
proposed Safety and Operational Improvements on I-84 on Wednesday, February 14,
2018 at Town Hall Auditorium, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. An open forum for individual discussions with
Department officials will begin at
6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 7:00 p.m.
The project is identified as State Project No.
The purpose of this project is to provide
safety and operational improvements to address concerns with congestion and traffic
operations on I-84 in the town of West Hartford. It is proposed to address existing congestion
concerns and projected traffic volumes on I-84 west bound by providing an additional
through travel lane from the Park Road on-ramp to Exit 39A. The fourth through travel lane will reduce
congestion and crash frequencies between the closely spaced interchanges by
improving weaving operations. To address congestion concerns, improve
acceleration/deceleration lanes, and reduce crash frequencies on I-84 east
bound, an auxiliary lane is proposed between Exit 40 and Exit 41. I-84 will be widened toward the median to
accommodate the west bound through travel lane and the east bound auxiliary
Right-of-way impacts associated with the
proposed project are not anticipated.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring
2019, based on the availability of funding.
The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $65
million. It is currently proposed to
fund this project with 100% percent State funds; however, the Department may
utilize a combination of Federal and State monies to fund the construction
The Public Informational Meeting is being
held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open
discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this
The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by
contacting the Departmentís Office of Communications
at (860) 594-3062 at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Persons
with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications
Relay Service (TRS). Language assistance
is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to
timely requests for assistance.
If postponement of the Public Informational Meeting
is required due to inclement weather or other conditions, it will be held on Wednesday,
February 14, 2018 at the original hour and location.
Plans of the proposed project will be on
display for public review. Department
personnel will be available during the meeting to discuss this project. More detailed information is available at the
Departmentís Office of Engineering, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington,
Connecticut, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00
p.m., excluding holidays. Anyone wishing
to discuss the project may contact Ms. Susan M. Libatique at (860) 594-3179 or
e-mail at Susan.Libatique@ct.gov. Plans will also be
available for review at the Town Hall, Engineering Division Room 204 on January
Inclement Weather Date: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at the original hour and location