The Connecticut Department of Transport (ConnDOT), in the US, is set to begin the widening of Interstate 95 between Interchange 14 (Route 1) and Interchange 15 (Route 7), as well as improvements to Route 1 in Norwalk.
ConnDOT is carrying out the widening of Interstate 95 between Route 1 and Route 7 as a part of the $187m 'congestion mitigation' measures on Interstate 95 from Greenwich to North Stonington.
The widening project marks the last of the three planned projects to improve traffic conditions along one of the most congested corridors in Connecticut.
ConnDOT, as a part of the project, will construct continuous auxiliary lanes or speed change lanes to provide better transitions between the entry and exit, and through traffic.
The department will upgrade a two-lane exit ramp from the I-95 southbound exit into a three-lane section to provide dual-left and single right-turn lanes.
The project will also widen US 1 to provide left-turn lanes at three intersections - the I-95 entrance ramp, Taylor Avenue and Cedar Street.
The scope of the project also includes replacing and constructing three overpass bridges (Fairfield Avenue, Cedar Street, and Taylor Avenue) which carry local streets over I-95 to span the additional lanes and increase vertical clearances.
The department is also improving drainage facilities and constructing seven-foot wide sidewalks along both sides of Route US 1 for pedestrians. ConnDOT is installing a new drainage trunk line to address the flooding problem on US 1.