DOT Info MeetingsJune 19, 2017
For Connecticut to compete with New York and Massachusetts, we must invest in our transportation infrastructure. Connecticut’s future social and economic growth depends on it.
Our state’s aging infrastructure (The Walk Bridge in Norwalk is over 100 years old) needs an overhaul and upgrade. Given the age and use of our roads and bridges, we also must repair what we have to ensure drivers get from point A to point B safely and quickly.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be holding public meetings on the 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). I will attend and advocate for our I95 exit 33 interchange completion and roundabout reconfiguration at exit 31
To view a list of projects, click here.
The STIP draft plan encompasses 280 projects all across the state that the DOT intends to pursue during the next four years. These projects will be undertaken utilizing Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administration funding.
Repairs and improvements will be extensive and the proper oversight and funding needs to be in place. To help with this, we worked to pass the following legislation last session:
Transportation Oversight: Establishes the Transportation Policy Advisory Council to review DOT’s transportation capital plan for the state, to hold a public hearing on this plan, and to advise DOT on transportation planning and policy.
Transportation Funding Lockbox: Joint Resolution 100 asks voters to amend the State Constitution and requires a lockbox for the Special Transportation Fund (STF). The STF would protect the money set aside for Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure, making sure the funds are used properly for all future projects.
The DOT public informational meetings to discuss these projects have been scheduled on:
Tuesday July 11, 2017
2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington
The first meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m., and the second will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. DOT staff will be available one-half hour (1/2) prior to each meeting to informally discuss these documents.
I am committed to improving Connecticut’s transportation system and will continue to fight for the necessary resources to do so.