Report by Paula Antolini, August 1, 2021, 9:27AM EDT
Have you seen the new I-84 Danbury Project concepts? The I-84 Danbury Project is a Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) initiative to reduce congestion and improve the mobility of people and goods in the I-84 corridor in greater Danbury.
Concepts 1, 6, and 7 are now on the project’s website. You can now see what the state has planned for the Danbury area. The project team is evaluating all possibilities for improvements in the I-84 Danbury corridor. The chart below includes all concepts that are being developed for the I-84 corridor between Interchanges 1 and 8. As concepts are developed, they will be added them to the project page.
Concept 1 seeks to create lane continuity, eliminate left-hand exit ramps, and, where possible, improve horizontal curvature and vertical geometry. This concept endeavors to maintain the current alignment of I-84 and stay within the existing right-of-way to the greatest extent possible. The primary component of this concept is the addition of travel lanes to eastbound and westbound I-84 to provide at least three lanes of travel in each direction. Improvements are only proposed at Interchanges 3 and 7 on I-84. No improvements are proposed at the remaining interchanges on I-84.
Concept 6 seeks to improve vehicular travel conditions in the vicinity of Interchanges 3 and 4.
Concept 7 seeks to straighten the I-84 alignment in the vicinity of the Interchanges 2 and 4. For this reason, a tunnel and open-cut sections are considered on I-84 on the west side of the project corridor.
Drone Flyover of Project Corridor
PROCESS AND TIMELINE
Sponsoring agencies will include the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Cooperating agencies will include other federal, state, regional and local agencies.
Project Advisory Committee
A Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meets regularly to help steer the Project throughout the planning, design, and construction processes.
РАС Member List
PAC members represent many groups and organizations with interest in the Project. These include neighborhood groups, local and regional authorities, major employers, and advocacy groups.
РАС Meeting Materials
Check out what the PAC has been up to by viewing the PAC meeting materials.
Hearing from the many diverse voices in Danbury is critical to the success of this project. If you want to learn more about the project or sign up for our mailing list, visit our website at www.i84danbury.com.
UPCOMING EVENT … Let your voices be heard!
Here is a good opportunity to enjoy yourself and learn more about the I-84 Danbury Project and concepts at City Center Danbury’s PopUp&Play at Bardo Plaza, 254 Main Street in Danbury (next to the Old Library) from 4 p.m. to 5.pm.
The I-84 Danbury project seeks to ease problematic congestion issues that have plagued Danbury for a long time.