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Posted on: November 17, 2022

CTDOT Launches I-95 Eastern Connecticut Planning & Environmental Study

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has launched the I-95 Eastern CT Planning & Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study. The I-95 Eastern CT PEL Study is an early-planning effort to identify improvements to reduce congestion and improve travel time along Interstate 95 (I-95) from Exit 53 in Branford to the Rhode Island state line.   
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The purpose of the study is to Reduce Congestion & Improve Travel Time along I-95 from Branford (Exit 53) to Rhode Island.

Population growth and economic development in the region over the last 70 years has increased motor vehicle traffic through this corridor—adding congestion and increasing drive time. Currently, drivers along I-95 experience heavy traffic during rush hours throughout the year along with increased and unreliable drive times. The I-95 Eastern Connecticut Planning & Environmental Linkages study (I-95 Eastern CT PEL) is a collaborative, integrated approach to transportation decision-making that will identify improvements to reduce congestion and improve travel time along Interstate 95 (I-95) from Exit 53 in Branford to the Rhode Island state line.

CTDOT is encouraging residents, drivers, businesses, and community stakeholders to visit the new study website Found by clicking here: I95_Color_Logo

 
or follow on Facebook here - circle_facebook_icon  to learn more about the study and sign up for updates.   
 
They are also conducting a survey found by clicking here: Survey-Large 
 
The PEL Study is an integrated approach that considers environmental, community, and economic goals early in the planning process. The outcomes of the I-95 Eastern CT PEL Study will be designed to streamline CTDOT’s transportation project development and environmental review process for any resulting transportation improvement projects. CTDOT may adopt or incorporate planning products from this PEL Study into a federal or state environmental review process, pursuant to Title 23 U.S.C. § 168(d)(4). The project is formally identified as State Project No. DOT 172-467.  
 
Materials are available on the study website beginning November 1, 2022. Get a sneak peek by participating in the public meeting survey now! The survey is available in English and Spanish. La encuesta también está disponible en español. 


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