The I-84 Hartford Project is a major initiative by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to address the aging bridge structures of the I-84 highway, beginning just west of the small tunnel in Downtown Hartford until roughly the area of Pope Park in Parkville. Built in the 1960s and designed to last for 50 years, these bridges need extensive maintenance or replacement.
But the I-84 Hartford Project is about much more than just the highway. This area is home to local roads, Amtrak, Hartford Line and freight trains, CTfastrak and CTtransit bus service. Furthermore, there are thousands of families, businesses, and travelers here. This project has the opportunity to improve access to all aspects of travel in the corridor, ultimately improving the nearby neighborhoods and the urban environment. It can also potentially create opportunities for economic development. Getting I-84 right means finding the solution that works best for all.
Take some time to look around this site and learn about how the project may affect you. How might a highway redesign change how you get to work, or how your children get to school? Do you own a business in the area? What concerns do you have about potential redesign and construction? Are you a homeowner or a renter in Hartford?
Let us know what you think by sending in a comment, and we'll get back to you!