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