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CTDOT Launches I-95 Eastern CT Planning & Environmental Linkages Study between Branford and Rhode Island

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.   

CTDOT encourages residents, drivers, businesses, and community stakeholders to visit the new study website and follow on Facebook to learn more about the study and sign up for updates.   

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.  

Mark the calendar for the first virtual public information meeting on November 15, 2022 on Zoom, with an afternoon and evening session for the public’s convenience. Additionally, all meeting materials will be 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.  

In the meantime, the study team will be participating at community events along the 59-mile I-95 study corridor to engage with the community face-to-face and learn more about their concerns within the corridor.


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