FAQ

 

I damaged my car while driving on a state road, I want to file a claim.
In general, there are three separate procedures for bringing a claim against the Department of Transportation (CTDOT) seeking monetary compensation for damages suffered as a result of some action or inaction of the Department. The appropriate procedure to be followed depends on the nature of the accident or occurrence giving rise to the claim. Read more.... 

Connecticut Child Passenger Safety
The new car seat law effective October 1, 2017 (PA 17-230 (§ 11).  increases the age and weight thresholds for car seats and generally requires that car seats be equipped with five-point harnesses. Under this law, there are four categories based on a child’s age and weight, and each category provides one or more car seat options. If a child falls into either the age or weight range in a given category, he or she must be transported in one of the car seats allowed under that category. If a child’s weight and age fall under two different categories, he or she must be transported in a car seat that is an option under both of the applicable categories. Therefore, in effect, the more restrictive car seat requirement applies. Read more... 

Driver License Information or Driving Records
CTDOT does not handle Driver License information or records. You must contact the Department of Motor Vehicles. DMV Home Page

What is the CTDOT's policy regarding tree trimming and removal?
CTDOT is responsible for the maintenance of all state-owned roads and highways in Connecticut and it is the Department’s primary mission to keep the infrastructure safe for motorists and efficient for the movement of people, goods and commerce. To this end, it is the Department’s duty to prune, remove or trim - dead, dying, decaying or otherwise compromised trees and vegetation in the state-owned right-of-way such as the shoulder area and center-median of highways, roadways and ramps. Read more....

When will traffic cameras be added to I-84 in Danbury?
CTDOT has a project in the early planning stages that will add camera coverage in the area of the I-84/Route 7 interchange. While the exact construction schedule has not yet been determined, it is currently envisioned that the cameras will be operational within the next 10 years.

When will traffic cameras be added to I-84 in Waterbury?
The Department has a number of initiatives to bring highway monitoring cameras to the Waterbury area and our web site. Each initiative has different levels of monitoring capabilities, locations and time tables. Read more... 

Vehicle Registrations?
CTDOT does not handle Registrations. You must contact the Department of Motor Vehicles. DMV Home Page 

What is allowed to travel on the Merritt Parkway / Wilbur Cross Parkway / Milford Parkway?
The following are prohibited from entry upon and use of the highway right-of-way of those limited access state highways designated as parkways:  Read more... 

What is the legal length of the semi-trailer?
Under Connecticut General Statue 14-262, the maximum legal length of the semi-trailer portion of a tractor-trailer combination is 48 feet. When “legal length” is cited, it means the maximum length that can be operated without a permit.

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