How Connecticut’s highways rank

(Image: CT DOT)


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A national highway research agency recently released a report and it doesn’t have good things to say about Connecticut’s highways.

A lot of people might not be surprised to hear Connecticut ranks so poorly when it comes to highways. Governor Malloy tried to put away $100 billion over the next 30 years to try and improve the infrastructure, but with the condition of the state, that didn’t go through.

Here’s how Connecticut ranks according to Trip Report, a national highway research agency:

  • 3rd most vehicles per mile
  • 5th worst bridges
  • 10th most congested

We caught up with a retired UPS truck driver who says he knows how bad the highways are.

“A lot of traffic and then if there was an accident, you didn’t know how long it was going to tie you up for. It’s never any fun, but I’m glad I’m retired now so I don’t have to worry about it,” said Bill Neff, retired truck driver.

Connecticut is making progress, building a new Q-Bridge. Some new lanes on the bridge opened recently.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s