The opening of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Connecticut in September 2015 brought considerable traffic relief to the 140,000 vehicles that travel across the bridge on Interstate 95 every day.
The 10-lane bridge, known locally as the Q-Bridge, crosses the Quinnipiac River and replaced the original six-lane Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, which was built in 1958 and designed to accommodate 40,000 vehicles daily.
A grand-opening celebration and dedication ceremony on Sept. 19, 2015 marked a major milestone for the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program. Nearly 10,000 people attended and walked over the new southbound portion of the bridge, which officially opened to traffic on Sept. 28.
The northbound portion of the bridge opened for traffic ahead of schedule in 2012. The new I-95/I-91/Route 34 interchange at the southern approach to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge includes three lanes in each direction. The expanded interchange can accept 10 lanes of traffic from the new bridge.