Preliminary work to widen I-95 near exits 14 and 15 in Norwalk has begun.Â The project is expected to be completed by February 2015. Transportation officials state that it will have little impact on traffic flow initially but be prepared for lane closures.
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With shovels in hand near
the southbound on-ramp near exit 14, officials broke ground Wednesday morning on
a project that will widen a stretch of Interstate 95 that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called one of the worst bottlenecks in theÂ state.
The three-year, $42.3 million project, scheduled for
completion in February 2015, will add an exit lane to I-95 southbound from the
Route 7 connector that will extend 2,300 hundred feet to exit 14 at
Malloy, Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia, and state Sen. Bob Duff took part in a ground-breaking ceremony across the street from Swanky Frank's hot dog stand on ConnecticutÂ Avenue.
Malloy, a frequent visitor to Swanky Frank's, said
watching exiting traffic backup onto the thruway was "frightening." He added
that if a horrible accident happened on the road he was worried that the state
may have been found culpable because the road design connecting Route 7 to I-95
was so sub-standard.
Another 2,100-foot auxiliary lane will be added to
the interstate's northbound lanes from the northbound Scribner Avenue entrance
to exit 15 at the northbound entrance to theÂ connector.
The exit 14 southbound ramp will be widened to three
lanes and three highway overpass bridges will be replaced at Cedar Street and
Taylor and Fairfield avenues to accommodate the wider highway, plansÂ state.
The construction of new and wider sidewalks along
Connecticut Avenue is also in theÂ plans.
State Department of Transportation officials say preliminary work has minimal
impacts to traffic and construction requiring lane closures will
No road closures have beenÂ announced.
Source: The Stamford Advocate