Rep. Cummings Applauds DOT Schedule to Reopen Three Lanes of I-84

Posted on August 20, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today applauded the CT DOT’s announcement that three lanes on Interstate 84 East will be reopened this week with the three Westbound lanes expected to be reopened to traffic around mid-September.

The announcement came during a press conference and ribbon cutting on the nearly completed Harper’s Ferry Road bridge led by DOT Commissioner Redeker and Governor Malloy. It was also attended by Mayor O’Leary, local and state officials and representatives from the construction trades and companies involved.

The Harper’s Ferry Road Bridge will be reopened to traffic on Sunday, August 26.

“The Connecticut DOT has been working diligently to reconfigure, realign and reopen each piece of the I-84 project as quickly as possible, and while there have been occasional headaches for local traffic it is a valuable and much-needed project that will alleviate the current congestion and backup on the highways and local roads when it is fully implemented,” Rep. Cummings said. “Thanks to the hard work of the hundreds of construction workers battling extreme heat and unpredictable weather, this project has been consistently on-time or ahead of schedule. Great job.”

Originally planned to be completed in June, 2020, then tentatively rescheduled for an August, 2019, opening, today’s announcement means the project is slated to be finished more than a year earlier than expected.

“I also want to thank the DOT for keeping the community informed throughout the process and for taking the time to host numerous information sessions locally,” Rep. Cummings said.  “I’m excited the light is truly being seen at the end of what has been a long tunnel,”

For more information on the project, please go to www.i-84waterbury.com

 

 

Rep. Cummings, CT Fair Housing Center Hosted Successful Moving Forward Workshop

Posted on August 9, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) and community leaders Jacqueline Jamilah Jackson and Liz Bullard hosted a successful and informative workshop with Fionnula Darby-Hudgens, of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, to help people identify housing discrimination, and to provide tools, tips and techniques to overcome barriers to stable housing.

About a dozen people gathered for the Moving Forward Workshop that took place on Tuesday, August 7, at Waterbury City Hall and featured an in-depth powerpoint presentation by Darby-Hudgens.  The presentation  covered everything from the basic definitions of housing discrimination to the services and resources available for Connecticut residents who have been victims of discrimination.

If you need help accessing housing or dealing with an eviction record, or if you have issues or concerns regarding housing discrimination, please contact the Connecticut Fair Housing Center at www.ctfairhousing.org

New EB 23 on-ramp to Open Monday Night, August 13; EB 25 off-ramp Entrance to be Relocated

Posted on August 9, 2018 by admin


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The Connecticut DOT is announcing that the new eastbound (EB) 23 on-ramp, east of Hamilton Avenue Bridge, will open beginning on Monday night, August 13. The temporary loop ramp, west of the bridge will close permanently. EB Exit 23 off-ramp, from I-84 and downtown Waterbury to Hamilton Avenue, will remain open as a one-way off-ramp.

Hamilton Avenue Bridge will open to its new full width, and be temporarily striped to provide one thru-travel lane in each direction and a left-turn lane from southbound Hamilton Avenue to the new EB 23 on-ramp.

Access to the EB Exit 25 off-ramp will open in its permanent location, west of Hamilton Avenue Bridge. The EB Exit 25 detour route, that has been in effect utilizing EB Exit 23, will close permanently.