Route 8 from Exit 13 in Shelton to Exit 22 in Seymour is set for repaving, new safety features and other improvements. The Connecticut Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public information session on Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., which will include a presentation on the project followed by an opportunity for people to ask questions.

Design work for the $77.3 million project is being done and construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2023. The section of Route 8 that is the focus of this project does not meet current highway standards and the anticipated improvements will address that issue. Plans include repaving the roadway, installing better lighting, repairs to the Route 8 bridge that brings the highway over the Housatonic River, putting in new guiderails and other work. Detour routes will be provided if exit and entrance ramps need to be closed because of the work and people can sign up to receive email alerts on the project’s website.