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Q Bridge Reopens in New Haven

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    After years of construction and millions of dollars spent, the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, or “Q Bridge,” is nearly ready to reopen to traffic in both directions.

    After years of construction and millions of dollars spent, the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, or “Q Bridge,” has reopened.

    It was dedicated last weekend, and has reopened in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour commute.

    It cost over $400 million to construct, but many believe the expansion was badly needed.

    The original bridge, built in 1958 was designed to handle 40,000 cars per day. The DOT said there are now 140,000 vehicles passing through the New Haven corridor daily.

    Now there is a total of 10 lanes of traffic, five in each direction, nearly double the size it used to be.

    The northbound lanes were completed earlier this year and are already receiving traffic.

    The bridge is opening eight months ahead of schedule.

    Crews were still putting the finishing touches on the bridge, Sunday, necessitating the closure of I-95 South on and off ramps at Woodward Avenue and Route 34.

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