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Larson Convenes Meeting with U.S. DOT, Commissioner Redeker and State Legislative Leaders to Review Tunnel Plan and Discuss Finance Options

January 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Transportation held a Build America Bureau workshop with Commissioner Redeker, state officials and stakeholders to discuss Larson’s new vision for Hartford.

“The current I-84 and I-91 set up divides the city of Hartford and cuts the city off from its historic riverfront. I am glad that 31 people were able to get together today to discuss the new vision for Hartford and the capital region,” said Larson. “The plan of creating underground tunnels for I-84 and I-91 would bring the city together, return the Bulkeley, Founders and Charter Oak Bridges to boulevards, increase access to the riverfront, and allow us to repair our eroding levee systems. I am grateful to the DOT, the Build America Bureau and for everyone who came down from Connecticut to discuss this project.”

The Build America Bureau was established in the FAST Act (Public Law 114-94) to act as a one-stop-shop for project development and project finances at the U.S. DOT.  Larson will be convening a public forum on Wednesday, January 25th at the Hartford Public Library to discuss the plan with constituents.