The Interstate 84 widening project in Waterbury us 10 months ahead of schedule, according to Gov. Dannel Malloy.
The $330 million project that started last year includes adding a third travel lane and full-width shoulders in each direction of the highway, as well as safety improvements.
“When the project is finally completed, this will make a big difference to not just the Waterbury area, but to residents statewide,” Malloy said.
"The growth of our economy depends on these kinds of major upgrades, and our residents deserve nothing less than an efficient, upgraded, and renewed infrastructure that advances progress, mitigates congestion, and creates jobs,” Malloy said.
Westbound traffic was shifted north on Thursday night to temporary, new lanes so that work can continue in the median between Pierpont Road and westbound Exit 25 off ramp.
Traffic shifts will occur over the duration of the project as traffic is shifted to new sections of roadway and over completed sections of bridges.
The projecy is scheduled to be completed in June 2020.