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Infrastructure and Transportation

Connecticut faces significant infrastructure challenges. The I-84 highway in Hartford is badly congested and is currently the #1 chokehold in Connecticut and New England. It splits Hartford in two—cutting off residents and businesses in the North End from the rest of the city. At the same time, I-91 has deprived Hartford of waterfront property along the Connecticut River that could otherwise be used for recreation or development.  The mixmaster in East Hartford similarly takes up valuable land that could be used for community development and housing. 

Rather than taking a piecemeal approach, we need a comprehensive plan to address our region’s challenges.  That’s why local leaders and Rep. Larson have proposed a new solution called “Hartford400” to resolve traffic bottlenecks, reunite Hartford, recapture the Connecticut Riverfront, and repair our crumbling levees. 

In November 2021, with Rep. Larson’s effort, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which sends $6 trillion to Connecticut for our infrastructure needs. This will provide funding directly to Connecticut Department of Transportation’s work to make this vision a reality.  

For more information on Connecticut's transportation project, visit the Greater Hartford Mobility Study website here


More on Infrastructure and Transportation

July 10, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) took to the House floor to call on Congress to invest in America's infrastructure. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is debating the fiscal year 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, H.R. 2609.

April 5, 2013 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut Congressional Delegation issued the following statement today in response to news that the Federal Aviation Administration would delay closure of contract air traffic control towers until June 15:

February 6, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC — Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Connecticut's Congressional Delegation released the following statement today applauding the announcement Connecticut will be receiving $71.8 million that may be used to repair homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Sandy, and to upgrade and repair critical infrastructure. The funding, provided by the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program, is part of the $16 billion included in the Sandy Disaster Relief bill Congress passed last month.