HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – State officials say they are beginning an important step in the replacement of I-84 through Hartford, as the Department of Transportation starts to assess how the project will affect the environment.

The Department of Transportation’s Rich Armstrong says they have ruled out building a tunnel, as well as a new elevated highway.  The current potential strategy would relocate the railroad tracks near the Asylum Hill area, opposite Union Station.

The estimated cost of the project is presently between four and five billion dollars.  Officials are still considering how the project will be paid for, as well as how to ensure traffic can continue flowing during construction.


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