Middletown bridge project aims to reduce Route 9 on-ramp crashes

State Department of Transportation crews will be widening the bridge that carries Route 9 North over Union Street to provide enough room for an adequate acceleration lane to replace the “stop-controlled” intersection approaching the highway, DOT Project Manager Salvatore Aresco said. That area has experienced a high number of motor vehicle crashes over the years. The state’s latest traffic study examined three-year crash data between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2020, within the limits of Project No. 82-316. There were a total of 340 crashes with 60 injuries during that period, Aresco said. Those designs will be finished some time this year, with construction expected to be done by 2023, he said.


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