Connecticut DOT receives $2 million in federal funding for Hartford highway ‘lowering’ project

A project to “lower” the highway system through Hartford that is expected to take some 25 years to complete got a $2 million boost from the U.S. Department of Transportation last week. The grant funding will enable preliminary engineering, environmental documentation, and public outreach for the River Gateway portion of the Greater Hartford Mobility Study. River Gateway would lower and cap a portion of Interstate 91, redesign the Whitehead Highway and Pulaski Circle, and create a new pedestrian bridge over the Connecticut River. DOT spokesperson Josh Morgan said the $2 million from the federal government is merely to start design phases and community outreach. The project itself has no specific timeline.

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