First Selectman Fred Camillo is pleased to announce that the state Department of Transportation is withdrawing its plan for the refurbishment of the 1-95 corridor from Exit 2 to Exit 6.
"Governor Lamont has informed me that he has directed the DOT to withdraw the current project and to revisit it to develop a more comprehensive project solution," Mr. Camillo said. "I am pleased that the grassroots efforts of our residents, along with the collaboration of our legislative delegation and Department of Public Works, were successful. We were able to show the State that there was a need for a more comprehensive plan to mitigate the noise generated by highway traffic which has a negative impact on our residents and environment."
The DOT previously announced that the $205 million rehabilitation project would begin this fall and last at least three years.
The State DOT has been directed by the Governor to undertake a new review of the project's scope to better address the needs of our community and highway users. In the interim, the state plans to conduct a pavement rehabilitation project in the area this fall. Greenwich looks forward to learning more about the details and timelines in the coming weeks, Camillo said.
"1 thank Governor Lamont and DOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti for understanding the impact this project would have on our neighborhoods and on our residents' quality of life," Mr. Camillo said.