As summer approaches, Connecticut has targeted several highway and bridge projects. Here are some to look out for.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has identified nearly two dozen “major” highway and bridge construction projects, though several, such as the new dedicated northbound lane at exit 29 on Interstate 91 for traffic to head east on the Charter Oak Bridge in Hartford, have been completed. Another upcoming “major” project, for which construction funds have not yet been identified or allocated, is the I-84 Danbury Project, which is intended to improve safety, increase capacity and improve operations and access between exits 3 and 8 in Danbury. The Department of Transportation cites congestion along the eight-mile stretch of the highway and is the agency’s highest priority for expanded capacity on the I-84 corridor west of Waterbury. State funding of $17.5 million is earmarked for planning, preliminary engineering and other requirements.

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