Lamont pulls plug on I-95 project in Greenwich costing $205 million; residents say, ‘Our voices were heard’

Due to complaints that it would not do enough to reduce highway noise in local neighborhoods, the state has pulled the plug — for now — on a $205 million project to improve Interstate 95 in Greenwich, Gov. Ned Lamont and First Selectman Fred Camillo announced. The major project on the busy commuter corridor — sometimes called the gateway to New England — had been slated to begin this fall from Exit 2 near the New York state border to Exit 6 in Stamford. The roadwork in Greenwich was expected to take three to four years to complete. Lamont, who lives in Greenwich, said he will direct the state Department of Transportation to “revisit the project scope to provide a more comprehensive solution.” The goal of the project along the 6-mile stretch was to enhance safety and road conditions, with better lighting and new pavement, barriers and signs as well to refurbish 20 bridges and underpasses, according to the DOT.

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