Connecticut releases $9.7B five-year Capital Plan for transportation
Connecticut – The state’s Department of Transportation (CTDOT) unveiled its $9.7 billion five-year Capital Plan for 2021-2025 that includes investments in the state’s multi-modal transportation network.
Capital projects featured in the plan include state-of-good-repair as well as upgrades across all modes of transportation – highways and bridges, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian amenities as well as state facilities.
CTDOT anticipates utilizing $2.1 billion in total capital program funding in federal fiscal year 2021, which began October 1, including approximately $766 million for bus and rail assets and $1.36 billion for highway and bridge infrastructure.
Over the five-year plan, $5.9 billion will go toward highway and bridge projects, $3.5 billion to public transportation, and $245 million for facilities.
The department is advancing a review of Interstate 95 from New Haven to the Rhode Island border, referred to as the I95 East Study. In addition to the I-95 corridor planning studies, the Department is planning for future improvements along:
- Interstate 84 in Danbury.
- Route 7/Route 15 interchange in Norwalk.
- I-84/Route 8 interchange in Waterbury.
- I-95 vicinity of exits 7-8 in Stamford.
The design for Walk Bridge will be completed this year and work on the moveable span could begin as early as August 2021. This is the oldest movable bridge along the New Haven Line and Northeast Corridor in Connecticut, which is the busiest commuter rail line in the nation.