HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Transportation on recently announced a two-day Open Planning Studio scheduled for April 2016.
The Open Planning Studio will be on April 20 from 12 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parker Memorial Community Center, 2621 Main St. in Hartford.
Members of the public are encouraged to drop in at any time to talk with planners and engineers as well as observe and/or participate in design sessions and discussions related to the I-84 Hartford Project.
State officials said that the DOT has developed three primary alternatives for replacing the aging I-84 Viaduct in Hartford. The project team will present its evaluation of each alternative and associated opportunities for economic development, public health, safety, and much more. Public input has already influenced the development of many design ideas. Continued involvement is vital to ensuring that the rebuilt highway corridor benefits all users.
Open Planning Studios are a way for local residents, commuters, business owners, and any other interested parties to learn about and receive updates on the I-84 Hartford Project.
For more information, visit i84hartford.com/get-involved for event details.
The purpose of the I-84 Hartford Project is to address structural deficiencies, improve traffic operations and safety, and reduce congestion on the I-84 mainline and its interchanges between Flatbush Avenue and I-91 in Hartford.
CTDOT is evaluating the I-84 Hartford Project corridor in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, the Capitol Region Council of Governments, the City of Hartford, the Town of East Hartford, the Town of West Hartford, as well as other local agencies and stakeholder groups.
A Public Advisory Committee, comprised of a wide range of stakeholders has been, and will continue to be instrumental in guiding each of the alternatives, officials said.