Connecticut's Q Bridge project finished ahead of schedule

The four lanes of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, also known as Q Bridge, in Connecticut are scheduled to open to drivers on Monday now that construction project has been completed ahead of schedule, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Sept. 18.

Q Bridge, located on I-95 in New Haven, is the largest project in the Connecticut Department of Transportation's (DOT) history, and it has been completed eight months ahead of time. Building the main span of the bridge was finished by July, and the project stayed on budget.

The four new lanes of the bridge will provide commuters with desperately needed traffic congestion relief.

"This is big - for residents, for the Greater New Haven region and for Connecticut. If we want to grow jobs, attract new businesses and improve quality-of-life in our state, then transforming our transportation system has to be a top priority,” Malloy said. “This is one of the largest projects in Connecticut DOT history, and it's been completed ahead of schedule and on budget. That's a major success, and it means that starting next week, we will be delivering relief for tens of thousands of residents who commute through this busy area each and every day. With these types of investments and transformational projects, we can truly make Connecticut's infrastructure best-in-class. This is just another step forward. I want to specifically thank the employees with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, their federal and local counterparts and other workers whose service on this corridor over the last several years helped deliver one of the biggest infrastructure projects in our state's history efficiently and effectively. I also want to thank our federal delegation for working to secure funds for this project, and in particular, Congresswoman (Rosa) DeLauro (D-CT), who has been a tireless advocate for it."

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