PROJECT I-84 Reconstruction, Waterbury, CT

Highways and Bridges

I-84 Reconstruction, Waterbury, CT (Washington Street to Pierpont Road) (CTDOT)

This project involves the reconstruction of I-84 to provide a third lane in each direction between Washington Street (west of I-23) and Pierpont Road (west of I-25A) in Waterbury, CT. Work included full width shoulders in each direction; safety improvements eliminating an existing substandard “S” curve alignment; interchange ramp reconfiguration; state and local road construction and the replacement of 8 highway bridges, including 4 bridges over water courses and a pedestrian bridge over the Mad River; 7 culverts; 20 retaining walls; and rehabilitation of 5 existing culverts. The total length of the project is approximately 2.7 miles. This project is designed to decrease traffic congestion, improve traffic operations, and improve safety. The reconstructed I-84 has 12-foot-wide shoulders, three 12-foot-wide travel lanes in each direction, and is separated by a 10-foot-wide concrete barrier section. Additionally, a 12-foot-wide auxiliary lane was provided on I-84 westbound between the on-ramp from Harpers Ferry Road and the off-ramp to Hamilton Avenue. Full beneficial use of the highway was achieved 9 months ahead of schedule.

This project was selected for the Art Gruhn Excellence in Construction Award.

This project was selected for the Art Gruhn Excellence in Construction Award.

BUILDING QUALITY SINCE 1945