Rep. Larson Says Hartford Can Learn From Seattle As City Considers Tunnel Plan For I-84 And I-91

U.S. Rep. John Larson, who has been pushing an ambitious and expensive tunnel system to bury I-84 and I-91 beneath Hartford, says Connecticut can now learn from Seattle as it contemplates what to about the aging I-84 viaduct and the bottleneck at the interchange with I-91. There are similarities with Seattle: the urgency to replace an aging viaduct and to reconnect with a waterfront — in Seattle’s case, Puget Sound. In Seattle, the waterfront has morphed from a gritty industrial areas to one prime for redevelopment and tourism. In Hartford, planners and city leaders have long dreamed of reconnecting the city to the riverfront and the possibilities that would open up for development and recreation.

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