CTfastrak Construction to Close Hartford I-84 Exit Ramp

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014  |  Updated 9:31 AM EDT
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I-84 Hartford Exit Ramp to Close This Weekend

The Asylum Street I-84 exit in Hartford will close this weekend due to construction of the CTfastrak bus ramp in the area, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT).

CTfastrak is a "new bus rapid transit system" that will span 9.4 miles and connect Hartford to New Britain on a traffic-free route that bypasses I-84, according to the CTfastrak website.

Exit 48A is scheduled to be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 18 until 5 a.m. Monday, July 21, DOT said in a news release.

Traffic will detour onto Capitol Avenue via Exit 48B, Broad Street and then Farmington Avenue, DOT said.

Representatives from The CT Fund for the Environment, CT League of Conservation Voters, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Partnership for Strong Communities, League of Women Voters, the town of West Hartford, ReSet, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and environmental- and energy-related organization are scheduled for a tour of the CTfastrak construction on Thursday, according to Ron Dresner, a public relations spokesperson from Dennis PR Group, LLC, representing CTfastrak.

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