NVCOG has a new page on its website devoted to the Connecticut Department of Transporation’s Route 8 Design/Build project that starts this summer and will go through 2024. NVCOG will make information on the project is it progresses available there.
The project will go from Exit 13 in Shelton to Exit 22 in Seymour and in addition to making it safer will bring that section of the roadway up to modern highway standards. Much of the roadway will be repaved and 11 bridges will have minor rehabilitation work done to them. CTDOT will also put in new lights, improve drainage and install the infrastructure needed when an incident management system (IMS) is installed at a later date. The IMS will warn motorists of issues on the highway.
A total of $77.3 million is being spent on the project, 80 % of which is coming from the federal government and the rest from the state.