A major traffic change in New Haven will affect your morning commute if it takes you through the area.
Starting today, the Exit 2 off Route 34 westbound in New Haven will be closed permanently because of the Downtown Crossing Project.
Traffic will be redirected to exit 1 and drivers will have the option to turn right on Orange Street or continue on MLK Boulevard to the intersection with Church Street.
From there, drivers could turn right or left on Church Street or continue further straight on MLK Boulevard, which has been widened to three lanes to accomodate the traffic.
This is part of the city's long-term plan to close Route 34 and reconnect city streets and neighborhoods.
Signs will be posted and access to local businesses will be maintained.
More information is available online and by watching the following YouTube videos: