New plan cuts more than $1B off New York rail tunnel cost

The plan announced Friday envisions design and construction savings that would reduce the new tunnel’s estimated cost from just over $11 billion to $9.5 billion. Repairing the existing century-old tunnel that was damaged in 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, and is a source of frequent delays due to crumbling infrastructure, would cost about $1.8 billion, or about […]

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Norwich Public Utilities completes Hamilton Avenue gasline project

Norwich Public Utilities has announced the completion of its largest natural gas construction project for the 2019 construction season. During the project, 5,800 feet of natural gas main was replaced along Hamilton Avenue between East Main Street and Smith Avenue. Work on the project, which was completed entirely by NPU employees, began in April and […]

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Report: Potholes linger in CT’s road upkeep

Connecticut ranked 46th overall in Reason’s 2018 highway report. On spending, Connecticut ranks 46th in total spending per mile ($209,157) and 47th in capital and bridge costs per mile ($96,956). Despite its relatively small highway system — it is the nation’s 44th-largest — Connecticut sits in the bottom five in three of Reason’s spending-per-mile categories […]

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$14 million North Haven Police Department renovation complete

Construction on the building at 8 Linsley St. is finished and the department is fully operational in the renovated building. The renovation of the building cost about $14 million and a new townwide communications project, which included a network built in to the school district, cost roughly $4 million. The renovation will meet the department’s […]

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Study Ranks Every State’s Highway System, Finds Road Conditions Worsening In Important Categories

The 24th Annual Highway Report, based on data that states submitted to the federal government, ranks each state’s highway system in 13 categories, including traffic fatalities, pavement condition, congestion, spending per mile, administrative costs and more. Traffic congestion remains about the same from the previous report, with Americans spending an average of 35 hours a […]

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Middletown middle school project runs into hitches during demolition

During the demolition process, when the auditorium, music rooms, main office and guidance department areas were knocked down, workers discovered asbestos between the exterior wall of the building and cinder blocks, Gaylord said. Another unforeseen complication arose when the aging electrical wiring for the security and fire systems had to be redone in the “main […]

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It’s time to act on tolls: Op-ed

It’s time for the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly to demonstrate courage, call the Legislature into special session, and enact tolls. They need to stop dithering, and pretending that they need Republican votes. It’s clear that we need to return tolls to Connecticut. It’s time for Democratic leaders to stiffen their spines and get […]

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