Closure of Exit 19 Off-Ramp from I-84 Westbound and Bank Street On-Ramp

Posted on November 13, 2019 by admin


Beginning Monday, November 11, 2019, the Exit 19 off-ramp from I-84 Westbound to Route 8 Southbound and the Bank Street on-ramp to Route 8 Southbound will be closed for construction associated with bridge rehabilitation.

These closures will extend for approximately one year.

Motorists are advised to follow posted detour routes. Motorists looking to access Route 8 Southbound from I-84 Westbound should take Exit 20 (Route 8 Northbound) and continue to Exit 35 (Watertown) to utilize the U-Turn and proceed

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Rep. Cummings Reacts to Governor’s Transportation Plan

Posted on November 8, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today voiced strong opposition to Governor Lamont’s recently released $21 billion transportation plan that would be funded in part by adding “temporary” tolls to 14 highway bridges across the state, including Waterbury’s Mixmaster and Route 8.

Release of the long-awaited plan had been repeatedly delayed as the governor faced mounting public anger after he diverted $171 million from the Special Transportation Fund to help balance the state budget and then proposed adding tolls to state highways to pay for their repair. So far, more than 100,000 people have signed a statewide petition against tolls, and a recent survey of more than 100 of Rep. Cummings’ constituents showed that 96% were against adding tolls, including temporary tolls, to Connecticut highways.

While scaled down from his previous proposals that included as many as 82 tolls, the plan released yesterday will still cost Connecticut drivers approximately another $256 million annually as they navigate 14 proposed “temporary” toll locations on eight highways.

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Samuel K. Beamon Bridge Dedication

Posted on November 1, 2019 by admin


During a moving ceremony in Veteran’s Memorial Hall inside Waterbury City Hall Friday morning, the West Main Street bridge that spans the Naugatuck River was officially dedicated as the Samuel K. Beamon, Sr. Memorial Bridge.

Family, friends and local and state officials gathered to honor Samuel K. Beamon, Sr.’s years of dedication and service to our community, and share stories about how he always used his infectious, positive attitude to persuade people to do the right thing.

Sam’s many years with

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