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Project Planners Seek Your Improvement Ideas for Improving I-84 in Hartford

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    Project planners want to hear your ideas for improving the highway starting Monday at what they are calling an I-84 open planning studio. They're holding six days of open hours at the Christ Church Cathedral auditorium in Hartford and the public can drop in at any time to give feedback.

    Left on and off ramps, narrow shoulders and closely spaced interchanges are some of the reasons many say a stretch of Interstate 84 in Hartford is a highway headache and state officials are inviting residents to take part in plans to fix it.

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is inviting residents to learn about the "I-84 Hartford Project" by attending what they are calling a “hands-on” Open Planning Studio.

    The state is holding six days of open hours at the Christ Church Cathedral auditorium in Hartford and the public can drop in at any time to give feedback.

    The improvements to the highway traveled by around 175,000 people daily won't happen right away.

    The project, expected to cost between $4 billion and $10 billion, will take years and lawmakers still need to establish a way to fund it, possibly by tolls.

    The open studio starts today and runs through Saturday.

    Project planners are also having a neighborhood-focused discussion at church every night. The first topic is the Rocks and Frog Hollow neighborhoods, starting at 6 p.m. Monday.

    The sessions will be held Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Christ Church Cathedral Auditorium, at 45 Church Street in Hartford.

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