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The Real Story – Building a tunnel to ease congestion in Hartford

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HARTFORD -- US Rep. John Larson (D) First District details his bold proposal for building tunnels, to ease the significant congestion on I-84 and I-91, near where those highways intersect in Hartford.

This happens as Governor Dannel Malloy announced the Connecticut Department of Transportation will soon prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the I-84 Hartford Viaduct Project – the next step in the process to replace the 50-year-old elevated structure through downtown Hartford.

“The project to redesign and reconstruct I-84 in Hartford is critical to address this aging and obsolete section of interstate in our capital city – steps that should have been completed many years ago and are finally being addressed,” Malloy said in a statement. “I-84 is critical for local and regional commuters and truckers – our economic vitality in the region depends on it. We want Connecticut residents to have a best-in-class infrastructure that attracts growth and improves the quality of life for all who live here. By making these much-needed and long overdue investments to the I-84 viaduct, we will finally make the bold steps toward an efficient, upgraded, and renewed infrastructure that advances progress, mitigates congestion, and creates jobs.”