Connecticut’s ‘most dangerous’ on-ramp to get $42.5M overhaul in Middletown

State and local officials gathered at Harbor Park Wednesday to announce a more than $40 million project to improve the city’s Route 17 on-ramp to Route 9 that will likely be federally funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. DOT officials confirmed that the Route 17 stop-controlled on-ramp to Route 9 is among the top 10 most dangerous interchanges in the state. From 2019-21 alone, there have been 319 crashes resulting in 27 injuries. The Harbor Drive on-ramp to Route 9 is also dangerous, officials said. The project will cost an estimated $42.5 million to complete, and was recently confirmed to be fully state-funded, but is now more likely to be funded with federal dollars through the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Share This Article: