Public Hearing on the State’s Transportation Plan

June 23, 2017

As Co-Chair of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, I want to remind you about the closure of the bridge carrying Route 7 over the Norwalk River in Ridgefield this weekend. I also want to inform you that the Department of Transportation has prepared a draft 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). The public is invited to comment on the proposals during two informational meetings on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the DOT headquarters at 2800 Berlin Turnpike in Newington. The first will be at 1:00 p.m. and the second will be at 7:00 p.m.  The meetings provide a forum for a full and open discussion of the details of the 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

The STIP for FFY 2018-2021 contains 280 projects in 32 federal funding categories.  It programs $2.993 billion in federal funds, which will be matched by  $585.808 million in state funds and $61.014 million in local funds, for a total program cost of $3.64billion. Copies of the Draft 2018 STIP are available for review at the CTDOT Administration Building in Newington and at each of the nine Metropolitan Planning Organizations and two Rural Planning Organizations. It is recommended that individuals schedule an appointment at CTDOT by calling (860) 594-2040, or at one of the Planning Regions.  The public comment period is open until July 31, 2017.


Examples of major projects included in the STIP:

  • Reconstruction of I-84 in Waterbury
  • The Rehabilitation of the (I-95) Gold Star Bridge in New London.
  • Replacement/rehabilitation of highway bridges throughout the state
  • I-84/CT 8 Waterbury, rehabilitation of various bridges
  • CT 9 Middletown, removal of traffic signals, revisions to ramps
  • I-95 Improvements to Interchange 74 in East Lyme
  • I-91/CT15 Hartford, Interchange 29 Reconfiguration at Charter Oak
  • I-95 Improvements, Greenwich to Stamford
  • Statewide bus replacements
  • Replacement of the New Haven Line tracks
  • Replacement of the New Haven line Positive Train Control System
  • Rehabilitation of the WALK, SAGA, EAST AVE, and OSBORNE AVE Bridges

For more information, visit the DOT website.