E - I95/I91/Route 34 Interchange

Project Status

Last Updated: February 9, 2012

Project Name, Contract Number: Contract E, State Project No. 92-531/622/627

Project Area: I-91/I-95/Rt. 34 Interchange

Project Scope: Contract E, located in New Haven, consists of the reconstruction of the I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange to accommodate lanes from the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge and improve interstate-to-interstate travel. The project extends 1,600 meters (1 mile) along I-95, from the western project limit at Interchange 46 (Sargent/Long Wharf Drive) to the eastern project limit at approximately East Street, and 1100 meters (3500 feet) along I-91, between Ivy Place and Route 34. The reconstruction will provide three travel lanes on I-95 through the Interchange. Reconstruction will include the elimination of left lane exit and entrance ramps and provide a two-lane connection to I-91. Twenty one bridges will be replaced, including I-91 over Chapel Street, I-91 over Wooster Street on-ramp to I-95 northbound, multiple crossings over Water Street, Route 34 westbound over Brewery Street, and I-95 over Canal Dock Road. Sargent Drive, from Canal Dock Road to Brewery Street, will be realigned. Looping ramps adjacent to Sargent Drive/Brewery Street will be removed. Water Street, from East Street to Brewery Street, will be widened to two lanes in each direction. The Wooster Street on-ramp to I-95 North will be retained. Full shoulders, a new median barrier, drainage, signing, and lighting will be provided throughout the project.

Project Designer: H.W. Lochner/URS

Project Contractor: O&G, Tutor Perini joint venture

Contract Milestones:
Contract AWD: December 13, 2010
Notice to Proceed: Part I (Administrative) January 27, 2011
A Pre-Constructin meeting was held on January 24, 2011
Notice to Proceed: Part II (Construction) April 11, 2011
Construction Start: April 2011
Construction Completion Date: November 2016

Progress Summary:
Construction activities for December 2011 included:

  • Continued installation of various drainage structures and pipe runs in the median area of I-95.
  • Installed temporary access roads around the I-91 SB to I-95 NB ramp.
  • Completed installation of test piles for bridge abutments and piers for the I-95 NB Bridges over Canal Dock Road and Route 34 EB.
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