Facelift For an Interchange

by William J. Frank, Project Mgr.; Berger, Lehman Associates, Inc., 411 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye, NY 10580,
William J. Schmitz, Chief Engr.; Berger, Lehman Assoc., Inc., 411 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye, NY 10580,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1990, Vol. 60, Issue 9, Pg. 50-52

Document Type: Feature article


The authors describe a $250 million reconstruction project on a three-level interchange linking I-84 and I-91 in Hartford, Conn., which is the largest rehabilitation project in the state's history. Work began on the project in 1987. The first phase, scheduled to be completed in 1991, involves reconstruction of a 3.1 mi long, six-lane section of I-84 approaching the Connecticut River, a 0.6 mi long section of I-91 immediately north and south of I-84 and connecting ramps in both directions. In the second phase, now in design, Founders Bridge, which crosses the river between Hartford and East Hartford, will be widened and partially rebuilt. Two new traffic lanes will be added on the Hartford side and a sidewalk and bikeway constructed. In addition, the elevated roadway carrying I-91 southbound will be lowered and a pedestrian plaza constructed above it to improve access to the riverfront and spur development in the area.

Subject Headings: Interchanges | Construction management | Bridge design | Rehabilitation | History | Scheduling | Rivers and streams | Hydraulic design | Connecticut | United States

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