The New Haven Interchange is a multilevel system of multiple highway and local road connections facilitating interstate-to-interstate commutes. The system accommodates daily traffic of more than 140,000 vehicles, which is more than three times the number it was originally designed to carry. More capacity was needed to safely accommodate the high volume of traffic and effectively move commuters, goods and services.
To relieve congestion, improve safety and enhance the quality of life of area residents, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) launched one of its largest and most comprehensive projects yet.
CTDOT selected WSP to provide construction engineering and inspection services on the transportation improvement project, which included replacement of more than 20 bridges and looping ramps, construction of multiple two-lane interstate-to-interstate connections, and improvements to local roads, two interstate highways and one state highway. To accommodate the additional lanes of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, three new travel lanes were constructed on I-95 along with full shoulders, a new median barrier, signage, drainage and lighting.
The award-winning reconstruction project increased capacity, reduced congestion and improved safety — resulting in easier and more reliable commutes for Connecticut residents.