CT’s Heroes Tunnel is safe, but may undergo major rehab in 2025, DOT says

According to a recent email from a DOT official to town First Selectwoman Beth Heller obtained by the Register, there are potential plans in the works for a major rehabilitation in fiscal year 2025 and a proposal for improvements in 2023/2024. The latest inspection report on the tunnel shows “items that may need to be addressed,” Department Transportation spokesman Josh Morgan said, but “the current deficiencies in the tunnel do not pose a safety issue.” In the March 10 email to Heller, DOT official Allan Dodge told Heller that there’s a project in the works for “the potential major rehabilitation of the Heroes Tunnel, which tentatively (is) scheduled for Fiscal Year 2025.” Heller said she believes the time is now to take advantage of federal funding opportunities. While New Haven and Hamden are affected by the tunnel, as traffic and backups affect each of those communities, Woodbridge has been ground zero for years regarding tunnel issues, with residents and lawmakers meeting on a regular basis.


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