A $129 million Department of Transportation project began on Interstate 95 in the New Haven area today and the work will continue for four years.
This project will extend from the Howard Avenue overpass at the east end to the I-95 bridge over Metro-North at the west end.
DOT crews will realign the I-95 travel lanes in New Haven and West Haven. Work will include narrowing the lanes, as well as major lane switches on the north and south sides of the highway for the entire length of the project.
First, DOT crews will install advance warning signs; then restripe traffic lanes, reducing lanes from 12 feet to 11 feet; and install precast concrete barriers on each side of the median.
Eventually, exit 45 will be reconfigured and exit 44 will be removed.
Officials from DOT said all of this work will happen overnight to minimize any disruption to the morning and evening commutes.
The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30, 2018.