December 18, 2020

Senator Haskell Supports State Bond Commission Funding of Safety Improvements on Interstate 95

Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) supported the State Bond Commission’s release of funding to support projects statewide, including a significant investment in the safety of Interstate 95 spanning from Exit 16 in Norwalk to Exit 17 in Westport.

“I’m thankful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their continued support,” said Sen. Haskell. “This funding will provide significant safety improvements on a stretch of highway that thousands of my constituents travel on every day. I’m hopeful that this project is only the beginning of a much larger project to overhaul Fairfield County’s transportation system, a regional system that has too often been neglected at the state and federal level.”

Among the numerous projects supported by the Bond Commission’s latest approval of funding December 18 was the Interstate 95 safety project, financing safety improvements on a two-mile span of the highway. The project will provide a concrete median barrier in the area as well as reconstruction of the road’s shoulder, rehabilitating pavement in the highway span, and resurfacing and improving bridge numbers 61, 62 and 64. The project will cost a total of $70 million. The state bond commission will release $38.83 million, with an additional $28.05 million in federal funding and $3.12 million in Interstate Highway Program Funds committed to the project’s completion.