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Work Zone Safety Week In Connecticut

This is National Work Zone Safety Awareness week. In Connecticut, the state will be kicking off the week on Tuesday with an event at the offices of the state Department of Transportation in Berlin. Among […]

04/15/2013

Putnam Bridge from the air (Courtesy Department of Transportation)

Rehab Work Gets Underway On Putnam Bridge

The state Department of Transportation is beginning a rehabilitation of the Putnam Bridge between Glastonbury and Wethersfield that will include lane closures during off-peak times for the next two years.

04/01/2013

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State DOT Crunches Snow Removal Dollars

The approaching late winter snowstorm comes as officials with the state Department of Transportation crunches numbers. The department has used just about all of its 2013 budget of around $29.5 million. However, the federal government […]

03/18/2013

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Tree Removal Operation Along Rail Line Begins Next Month

The state Department of Transportation is teaming up with Metro-North Railroad and Connecticut Light and Power in announcing a tree removal program along the Metro North New Haven commuter line in Stamford and Greenwich. Officials […]

01/29/2013

DOT Traffic Camera, Interstate 95

Truckers Concerned About Ice-Melt Solution

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A group representing trucking companies is asking Connecticut lawmakers to ban an ice-melting chemical the state uses on its roads, saying it’s too corrosive. The Motor Transport Association of Connecticut says […]

01/17/2013

File image of a tree and power lines on Route 10 in Simsbury.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Expanded Tree-Cutting Program Aims To Reduce Outages In Next Big Storm

Connecticut’s Department of Transportation and the state’s largest electric utility, armed with millions of dollars in extra resources, are both aggressively taking chain saws to many of the state’s trees– the main culprits in last year’s storms that left roads blocked and thousands of residents without power for days.

03/11/2012

Beavers’ Dam Removed, Neighborhood Floods

Old Saybrook police say four homes and some businesses in an area north of Route 1 and Route 154 in their town flooded Thursday afternoon.

10/13/2011

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Bus And Rail Fares To Increase

The Connecticut Department of Transportation says it won’t cut commuter rail and bus service and will replace proposed double-digit fare hikes with a series of more modest fare increase.

09/30/2011

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Transit Increases

State transportation officials are holding six public hearings on proposed increases to rail and bus fares. The first hearing is set for noon today at New Britain City Hall, followed by hearings in Stamford Tuesday, […]

08/22/2011

route 34 flyover

Route 34 Flyover in New Haven Completed

The Department of Transportation has opened another piece of the construction project designed to make driving on Interstate 95 through New Haven much easier.

06/06/2011

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