The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) recently completed an evaluation of the I-84 viaduct in Hartford. That study concluded that the ¾ mile long structure through the central area of Hartford while in need of immediate repairs, will also need to be fully reconstructed or replaced within 10-15 years. A short-term repair project is currently underway, but these repairs are not considered a permanent fix. ConnDOT recognizes there is a need to begin the planning and community involvement process for the longer-term reconstruction or replacement of the Viaduct.
The City of Hartford, working through a committee of stakeholders entitled the HUB of Hartford, and CRCOG have agreed to undertake the initial phase of this process.
CRCOG is managing this phase of the Viaduct planning process on behalf of the City. The goal of the study is to identify several preliminary, technically sound alternatives to reconstruct, replace or remove this structure and evaluate their ability to improve the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods, support existing businesses and promote economic development.
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