Investment in Albany Ave.
I hosted Governor Dannel Malloy, Mayor Luke Bronin, Sen. Doug McCrory, Hartford Council President T.J. Clarke and Council members rjo Winch and Larry Deutsch, as well as the state Department of Transportation (DOT), at an event showcasing the $30 million investment in the Albany Avenue corridor in Hartford.
You can watch the press conference on Facebook.
The goal of the project is to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety along Albany Ave. and improve the overall aesthetics of the streetscape. There will be more signalized crosswalks and the addition of sidewalk bump-outs which decrease crossing distances. There will also be new dedicated left-turn lanes at intersections to increase traffic safety.
This is an important investment in Hartford. A walkable city is a livable city. I want to thank the hard work of Senator Doug McCrory, the entire Hartford Legislative Delegation and our incredibly dedicated residents and merchants for their commitment to the Albany Avenue corridor.
The project is generating a local job fair. DOT will hold a job fair for the project on May 24th, from 2-6 p.m. at the Artists Collective theater on Albany Avenue.
DOT is hosting a public information meeting on May 18, from 5-7 p.m. at the Chrysalis Center, 255 Homestead Avenue in Hartford.
Construction is anticipated to commence in mid-June. The Albany Avenue Reconstruction Project is being funded by a state/federal partnership.
More info is available at www.albanyavenuehartfordproject.com