NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) – A three-year construction project on I-95 in the Norwalk area is nearing completion.
The $45 million project added a new operational lane in each direction between exits 14 and 15. The northbound lane is already open for public use and the southbound lane will open next month.
The effected area was previously considered one of the state’s major bottlenecks, causing concerns about the safety of the nearly 140,000 commuters that travel the stretch of highway on a daily basis. The addition of an extra lane on each side is expected to reduce delays and increase driver safety on the road.
“Our economy is dependent upon a transit system that can efficiently move people and goods in our state, and these kinds of investments to improve our infrastructure are ones that will advance our economy and grow jobs,” Gov. Malloy said in a press release.
Three bridges were reconstructed as part of the project and four Route 1 intersections were upgraded.